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Israeli Who Offered Escape to Jordanian Ex-Crown Prince's Family is Mossad Asset

... that the Israeli offered to supply a plane to the Jordanian's family to escape the country after the plot was exposed. Instead, Shaposhnik is, according to a well-informed Israeli source, what's known as a sayan, an Israeli living abroad who performs various crucial tasks overseas for agents who cannot perform them themselves for legal, or other reasons.

Shaposhnik owns a security consulting firm RS-LS - GMSS (UK) whose website describes its mission.

Unconfirmed rumors have bruited the involvement of Saudi Arabia and UAE in the plot as well. Relations between Jordan, and the Gulf states and Israel have been tortured of late. Amidst the normalization announced a few months ago under the rubric of the Abraham Accords, the Saudis and Israelis proposed that the former could either supplant Jordan's role as custodian of Jerusalem Muslim holy places, or perform them jointly.

Given that Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam, such a plan would have been received as a slap in the face by Jordan. Recently, Israeli PM Netanyahu was scheduled to make his first visit to UAE to meet its leader, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The trip was canceled at the last minute when King Abdullah refused Israel permission to fly over Jordanian airspace.

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But it is equally possible he was acting as a "cut-out" for the Mossad, Supplying Hamza with intelligence, logistical assistance and financing to aid the plot. The Israelis and Saudis may have sought a more pliable leader than Abdullah. One who would do their bidding, notably in taking a more hands-off approach to the Palestinians.

by Oui on Mon Apr 5th, 2021 at 05:44:58 PM EST
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