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Attacks on Israelis: Two Iranian citizens arrested in Cyprus

Attacks on Israelis: Two Iranian citizens arrested in Cyprus Illustrative photo (Getty Images)

In Cyprus, two Iranian citizens were arrested, allegedly planning attacks on Israelis, according to Ekathimerini.

These two individuals, subject to deportation orders, were attacking Israeli citizens residing in Cyprus and were allegedly linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Currently, they are in custody with the Cypriot police.

The publication notes that this is the third incident in the last two years, during which Cyprus has once again become a focus for terrorists.

The first incident occurred two years ago with the arrest of an Azerbaijani citizen with a Russian passport, who was presumably associated with the IRGC. The second incident occurred in June of last year, preventing a potential attack on Cypriot territory.

Cyprus is a popular destination for thousands of Israelis, as the two countries are closely connected by 40-minute flights.

The war between Israel and Hamas

On October 7, Hamas militants invaded Israel, killing and kidnapping both military and civilian individuals. Shortly after, Jerusalem declared Operation Iron Swords and targeted terrorist locations in the Gaza Strip.

On November 24, a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas began for the release of prisoners. During that time, the parties agreed to a four-day ceasefire but decided to extend it for two more days on the condition that the militants release more hostages.

On December 1, Israel resumed military operations in the Gaza Strip. The IDF stated that Hamas had violated the terms of the ceasefire.

According to Israel's Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, Israel resumed fire after Hamas refused to release hostages, including two children.