Israel foiled plot to blow up plane from Australia, says Netanyahu

Written by February 22, 2018 08:30

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that intelligence provided by his country foiled a plot by the Islamic State group to bring down a plane from Australia.

The Israeli leader told an American Jewish conference in Jerusalem, that the Israeli intelligence services thwarted the downing of an Australian plane.

The Israeli army said one of its intelligence units, named 8200, provided the information in 2017 leading to the arrest of IS militants who were working toward the execution of the attack.