Skip to comments.Israel: 8 Jews killed leaving Iran in the 1990s
Posted on 03/22/2014 5:15:40 AM PDT by wetphoenix
JERUSALEM (AP) Israel's Mossad intelligence agency says eight Iranian Jews who disappeared while trying to leave the Islamic Republic in the 1990s were captured and killed.
The eight were among at least 11 other Jewish men and teenagers who disappeared while to trying to emigrate to Israel from Iran in 1994 and in 1997. The identity of the killers was not mentioned by the agency and the fate of the others is still unknown.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office, which oversees the agency, said in a statement that during Mossad's investigation, "intelligence sources received information from a credible source that these same Jews were caught during the escape and murdered."
It said it was a "sensitive and complex" mission and that it is still investigating what happened to the others.
Netanyahu sent his condolences to the families, while a former chief Rabbi met with the relatives when they were notified.
Iran's Jewish community has deep roots in the country reaching back more than 2,000 years. It has dwindled over the decades to some 25,000 people a tiny minority in a total population of about 75 million, but still the Middle East's largest Jewish community outside Israel.
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