Report: Iranian Agents in Germany Targeted Jewish Kindergartens, Israeli Embassy

A German police officer stands guard close to the Israeli embassy in Berlin, Friday, Otober 13, 2000. Heavy and violent conflicts in the mideast keep the police protecting embassies more attentive. (AP Photo/Axel Seidemann)
AP/Axel Seidemann

The Times of Israel reports: The German journalist who first reported raids by local security forces at the homes of suspected Iranian spies across Germany supplied new details Wednesday about the Israeli and Jewish targets allegedly monitored by the suspects.

Josef Hufelschulte, of the weekly German-language magazine FOCUS, told Israeli public broadcaster Kan that the suspected spies had been gathering information on the Israeli embassy in Berlin, as well as on targets related to the local Jewish community, including kindergartens.

The operatives were monitored by German intelligence services for two months before the raids were conducted, Hufelschulte said. On Tuesday, German authorities said they were conducting searches across the country in connection with 10 suspected Iranian spies, with FOCUS magazine claiming that they were members of an elite military force that had been eyeing Israeli and Jewish targets.

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