Sunday, January 1, 2012

Was A French Scientist Murdered By Iranian Agents?

Photo: Iranian General Hassan Tehrani

The Iranian Revenge: French Scientist Assassinated In Central Tel Aviv -- Arab Digest

The spy war between Tehran and Tel Aviv escalated after an pro-Iranian group claimed responsibility for the killing of a 70 year old French (maybe Israeli too) Professor who was stabbed to death, and then burnt in his house on one of the city's most important streets (named after its first mayor, Meir Dizengoff).

The previously unknown group announced that it carried out an assassination of the "Zionist Chemistry Expert" Dr. Eli Laluz who is a French citizen and a graduate of the Weizmann Institute of Science (rehovot), in retaliation to a Mossad assassination of General Hassan Tehrani, the Architect of the Iranian missile program. But it is unclear that Laluz is an Israeli, the Israeli press refer to him as a foreigner, but declined to further report it as the Israeli authorities issued a "gag order" to maintain secrecy. Apparently, Laluz was a friend of Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav.

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My Comment: Not much information is being released on this murder .... but concerns that the Israeli - Iran covert war is heating up are now starting to be voiced.

Hat Tip: Rantburg


Ron said...

It's the opposite situation -: French scientist killed in Israel.

The investigation is under gag order for the time being

War News Updates Editor said...

Thanks Ron for pointing out my error. I have since corrected it.