Israel police 'arrest Mossad spy on training exercise'
Israel police 'arrest Mossad spy on training exercise'

A trainee spy for Israel's secret service agency Mossad was arrested by Tel Aviv police while taking part in a training operation, media reports say.

The young trainee was spotted by a female passer-by as he planted a fake bomb under a vehicle in the city.

He was only able to persuade police he was a spy after being taken in by an officer for questioning on Monday.

The authorities have refused to comment on the story although Israeli media outlets have expressed their surprise.

'Just a drill'
Mossad does not tell local uniformed police about its training exercises.

The country's commercial Channel 10 said it hoped the agency's operatives were "more effective abroad", AFP news agency reported.

Niva Ben-Harush, the woman who reported the novice's suspicious behaviour to police, told Ynet News that 15 minutes after she made the call, Tel Aviv's port was closed and people evacuated.

She said police initially asked her to come with them and identify the suspect.

"But after a few minutes, they told me it was just a drill," she said.

Up to three agency employees were believed to have been suspended following the incident, Ynet reported.

It quoted the prime minister's office as saying it did "not respond to information about such activities undertaken by security agencies or attributed to them".

Drill- or attempted 'false-flag' attack?

This post didn't get any comments, so I'm bumping it up in the tracker. I'm surprised it didn't get any comments, given that a number of commenters here have made snide, tenuously on-topic or entirely off-topic insinuations about 'Zionists' (meaning 'Jews', from the context), Israel and AIPAC in other threads. Given the subject of this thread, all things Jew-Israel and Zionist are fully on-topic- as they were in this thread, which was also ignored by those who profess to believe the 9/11 attacks were exclusively, or primarily, carried out by Jews/Zionists/Israelis, and that Jews/Zionists/Israelis are the most/only important influence in US society and politics:

So, a Mossad "trainee" got arrested by Tel Aviv cops planting a "fake bomb" under a vehicle. The cops and Mossad aren't talking, but the woman who called the cops said they told her "it was just a drill." The article doesn't say where in the city the vehicle was located- but according to the woman, "15 minutes after she made the call, Tel Aviv's port was closed and people evacuated."

Maybe it was an aborted false-flag attack- Israel's involvement in terror and false-flag attacks has been well-established, as have Israeli links to 9/11:

However, maybe it was just a drill- of course Israel is going to be conducting drills, just as the US does:
Drills successful planting bombs in 10 buildings, including DHS offices: GAO