Since the start of the Gaza war, public opinion was shocked in December by two important announcements: The American Wall Street Journal said: Israel is planning assassinations against Hamas members who live outside Palestine.
Furthermore; Shin Bet director Ronen Bar stated – in a recording broadcast on Israel's state television Kan – that “Israel is determined to kill Hamas leaders around the world, including Qatar, Turkey, and Lebanon, even if it takes years.”
Türkiye responds to Mossad
After these statements, one of Hamas' leaders, Saleh Al-Arouri, was assassinated in Beirut and martyred. The Turkish National Intelligence Service (MİT) was very dissatisfied with the Mossad and Shin Bet announcements, and expressed this dissatisfaction to Israeli intelligence, informing that “if any actions take place, their consequences will be dire for them.” Turkish President Erdogan said in a public speech: “If they dare to commit such If you make a mistake, they will pay a very heavy price.”
Arrest of Israeli agents and ISIS cells in Türkiye
The Turkish National Intelligence Service (MİT) focused more on the cells it was following in the field after Israel’s statements in December, and monitored two of these cells affiliated with ISIS and their movements, and that they were preparing to carry out operations at the end of December, and the arrest was reported. Ali Abdullah Al-Jundi, responsible for ISIS's “Al-Saqqa Brigade”, in operations in Aleppo.
It was revealed that the soldier was planning to attack Turkish military bases, and 32 ISIS members were also arrested in Turkey, and it was recorded that these people were going to launch attacks on synagogues, churches, and the Iraqi embassy in Turkey. Even if these people had not been arrested; There would have been large explosions at the beginning of the year, such as those that occurred in Kerman, Iran, and Baghdad, Iraq.
The Turkish National Intelligence Service (MİT) monitored the movement of sleeper cells working for the Mossad in 8 Turkish cities and carried out operations against them. Where 34 people of different nationalities were arrested, and among these people who were referred to court, 15 people were arrested, 8 were deported, and 11 were released on conditions.
I followed these developments closely and spoke with many security officials. If Israel’s sleeper cells in Turkey are moving, this means that cells in other countries are also waking up, and it is expected that similar assassinations will occur in other countries as Al-Arouri was killed in Lebanon.
When I researched the subject of people arrested on charges of spying for Israel, interesting results emerged; The Turkish intelligence had focused on the methods and methods of the Mossad’s work for a long time and indicated that it had dismantled them. This is why the Mossad cannot carry out any work in Türkiye.
The majority of the people arrested were of foreign nationalities, and Israel communicated with these people through social networks, job sites, and the Internet. Most of these people were guests in hotels and guests in luxury restaurants abroad, and they were infiltrated into Turkey across the borders with Syria and Iraq. secretly.
This method was chosen to avoid falling into the Turkish security networks, and it was also determined that these people were collecting field information, obtaining data, monitoring, and collecting visuals, which is known to be a previous stage of serious work.
The appearance of people wearing turbans and beards who appear to be religious among the detainees caused great astonishment in Turkey. The interrogations revealed that some of them did not know that they were working for Israel, but they were all working for money.
Exploiting countries and reducing support for Palestine
Israel is very concerned about the support provided to Palestine globally, and may try to break it by awakening its sleeper cells, such as those in Turkey, to carry out actions and provocations. On the other hand, the sudden appearance of ISIS – after a period of silence – organizing bomb attacks in Iran and Iraq and preparing for operations in Turkey It is very striking, as we should not forget that this organization is the most vulnerable to infiltration by foreign intelligence services.
Remember what ISIS contributed to in harming the image of Muslims, and how foreign military bases were established in Iraq and Syria because of it. If we think about the intense demonstrations in Europe in support of Palestine, no one can guarantee that proxy organizations such as ISIS or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will not Carrying out operations in European cities. It would be beneficial for everyone to remain vigilant.