In anticipation of revenge for the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists and the senior official at the Iranian missiles' program, who was killed in a mysterious explosion at the Revolutionary Guards' missile base, a guard was assigned yesterday (Wednesday) to protect the house of the former Chief of General Staff of the "Gabi Ashkenazi". Ashkenazi will be also accompanied by a security man while traveling abroad.
The decision to fortify the procedures of protecting former Chief of General Staff came as the closure of a situation estimate process that took place in the Operations Division of the General Staff, and the name of the Gen. (Res.) "Gabi Ashkenazi" appeared as the figure that most likely to form the target of a terrorist attack. In addition to the boosting the protection around his home and during his travels, senior reserve officers and officials in the security establishment previously trained on how to enhance the level of vigilance while they are out of the country and the report suspicious events.
Also, "Israel" expressed recently its concern that secret cells belonging to Hizbullah and the Quds Force of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, deployed around the world, will try in the coming months to revenge for the assassination of the [Hizbullah] military official , "Imad Mughniyeh," who died due to an explosion that targeted his car in February 2008.
"The decision was made based on an urgent need."
According to foreign statements, "Israel" is going through a large-scale secret war to block Iran's nuclear program. Therefore, the Mossad is being accused of the series of bombings that have occurred in Iranian nuclear facilities and military bases and of the assassinations of nuclear scientists.
Such acts, according to the claim of international experts, led to obtain a large block in the nuclear program. Recently, attempts have been made for the assassination of "Israeli" diplomats in India, Thailand, Georgia.
Western intelligence agencies found out that Iran has a direct relation to those operations as well as other operations.
The spokesman of the "Israeli" army said that "for obvious reasons, we will not expose in details the means of protecting officials of regular and reserve ranks in the "Israeli" army.
The decision of protecting the former chief of staff was taken out of urgency after assessing the situation, commands, and procedures."