According to the report, the Mossad – collaborating with local authorities – was able to stop the assassins, who planned on targeting Barak during his visit to the Singapore Air Show.
An Israeli official denied the report, saying "we have no knowledge of this affair."
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The newspaper based its report on information from "high ranking Israeli defense officials."
Al-Jarida went on to quote the sources as saying that prior to Barak's visit, the Israeli intelligence agency contacts Singapore authorities and gave them "highly classified information suggesting a cell comprising of Iranian and Hezbollah operatives were planning to assassinate the Israeli defense minister."
A covert operation based on the information resulted in the arrest of three suspects.
According to the report, the Mossad is taking an active part in the suspect's interrogation.
AFP contributed to the report
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