Australia sentences Muslim terrorists behind airline bombing thwarted by Israeli intelligence
Two Muslim terrorists have been sentenced to a total of 76 years in prison by an Australian court for planning to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with a bomb hidden in a meat grinder.
Muslim brothers Khaled and Mahmoud Khayat were arrested after police raids in Sydney following a tip from the IDF’s elite intelligence Unit 8200.
Police said that high-grade explosives used to make the bomb were flown from Turkey as part of a plot “inspired and directed” by ISIS.
In July 2017, an Australian-Lebanese dual citizen sent his brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a home-made bomb disguised as a meat-mincer built at the direction of a senior ISIS commander.
Khaled and Mahmoud also planned to build a device to release poisonous gas in a public area.
In recent years, Israel’s intelligence community has been working to uncover and thwart dozens of terror attacks planned by ISIS against Western targets around the world.
Last week, police in Denmark arrested 21 Muslim terrorists who were involved in the preparation of major terror attacks in a series of counter-terrorism raids across the country following a tip from the Mossad, Israel’s National Intelligence Agency.