Israel fears Iranian terror groups in UK planning attack on their athletes during Olympics
London, July 23 (ANI): Israel fears that an Iranian terror group in Europe is planning to attack their athletes during the London Olympics, according to reports.
According to news.com.au, Israel's elite intelligence organization Mossad is searching for Iranian-backed terrorists in Europe, who are allegedly planning an "anniversary" attack 40 years after the Munich massacre.
The fears come as tensions rise over the International Olympic Committee's refusal to commemorate the killing of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian terrorists during Munich Olympics on September 5, 1972.
The report said that if an attack occurred on the stadium, security forces would "invacuate" key people, rushing them to safety inside the attack zone.
An estimated 50,000 VIPs will attend the Games, including 140 heads of state, 200 government ministers, 100 royals and 150 members of the International Olympic Committee.
A ring of steel has been set up to protect the Games, including snipers on the stadium roof and lighting towers and airborne radiation detecting equipment.
A global campaign, backed by US president Barack Obama, has pushed for a minute of silence during London's Opening Ceremony to honour the victims.
However, IOC President Jacques Rogge rejected the proposals, saying that it was inappropriate to commemorate the deaths at the Olympics.
"We feel that the Opening Ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident," he said. (ANI)
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