Woman arrested in Brussels for suspected Iranian plot against Israeli targets

Itamar Eichner |
Published: 07.09.21, 19:40
Belgian authorities have arrested a woman suspected of taking part in an Iranian plot to collect intelligence on Israeli targets at a Brussels airport, Ynet has learned on Friday.
According to sources, a security guard working for Israeli flag carrier El Al found a suspicious-looking suitcase that was left in one of the airport's concourses on Thursday.
The sources told Ynet that an investigation of the incident managed to link the suitcase to a woman of Iranian descent who resides in the Belgian capital and has boarded a Qatar Airways flight to Doha.
According to sources in El Al's security team in Brussels, this was an attempt by the Iranians to test security protocols at the airport and obtain information on the behavior of El Al's security staff. They praised the security guard for acting with composure and preventing a future attack.