Was Israel involved in the WTC and Pentagon blast attacks?
September 20, 2001
also : Did
Israel attack the Pentagon and World Trade Center? - Israeli
Mossad Links To World Trade Center Attack
Several days after the terrorist attacks
on New York and Washington DC, reports emerged that some 4,000 Israelis working
at the World Trade Center did not show up for work on the day of the aircraft
A Muslim sheikh living in England commenting during a
BBC news broadcast added that 40 Jewish Pentagon staff members did not show up
for work on 11 September. The sheikh said it would not surprise him if it was
discovered that the Mossad (the Israeli secret service) was behind the attacks.
Last Saturday’s news broadcast on several local
television networks - including the National Broadcasting Network (NBN),
state-owned Tele-Liban, Hizbullah’s Manar TV and Qatar’s al Jazeera satellite
station - reported the same figures during their evening newscasts.
No official source of information was mentioned in any
of the news briefs, although the networks reported the Israeli secret service
warned Israelis to stay away from several sites in the US.
Meanwhile, Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post
reported that Mossad officials traveled to Washington last month to warn the
CIA and FBI that there would be a major operation taking place in the US’ major
The Israeli secret service allegedly offered no
specific information about the targets but linked the attacks to Osama bin
Laden and told the Americans there were strong grounds for suspecting Iraqi
involvement, the paper reported.
According to media reports, many Israelis worked in
the high tech companies and trade agencies in the twin towers. Israeli daily
Yediot Ahronot reported that some Israeli companies had offices in the WTC, but
Israeli Channel Two television discredited this claim.
Thus far, no Israelis have been located among the
injured or deceased in any of the New York City hospitals.
warned of attacks?
Meanwhile, Arab diplomatic sources revealed to the
Jordanian Al Watan newspaper that Israelis remained absent from work that
fateful day based on information from the Shabak, the Israeli general security
According to the newspaper, American officials are
requesting an explanation of how the Israeli government learned of the attacks
before they occurred and why it refrained from informing the US authorities of
Manar TV reported that suspicions increased further after Yediot Ahronot reported the Shabak prevented Premier Ariel Sharon from traveling to New York to participate in a festival organized by Zionist organizations in support of "Israel."
Meanwhile, five Israelis who had worked for a moving
company based in New Jersey, are being held in US prisons for what the FBI
described as "puzzling behavior" following last Tuesday’s attacks.
The five are expected to be deported soon, reported
the Israeli Ha'aretz newspaper.
“When they finally let my son make a phone call to a
friend, he told him he had been tortured by the FBI in a basement," the
mother of one of the young men told Ha'aretz. "He was stripped to his
underwear, blindfolded and questioned for 14 hours [on suspicion of] working
for the Mossad."
Seven FBI agents later stormed the apartment of one of
the Israelis, searched it and questioned his roommate. The Israeli owner of the
moving company, who is a US citizen, was also questioned.
It is not yet clear the extent to which the five
detained Israelis are implicated in the attacks and the US maintains that bin
Laden is their prime suspect.
The US Attorney-General, John Ashcroft, said investigators are following up on 4,700 leads.
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