Israel Said to Fear Terror Attack at OlympicsDefense | July 22, 2012, Sunday // 08:50| views
a still unidentified suicide bomber killed five Israelis and a local bus driver in a terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, on Wednesday. Photo by BGNES
Israel is seriously concerned that Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in London may become a target of a terror strike, according to media reports.
The coming Summer Olympics, which will kick off on Friday, mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich Games massacre, which saw terrorists kill 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.
There are growing fears in Israel that Iran may be planning to strike again, the UK Sunday Times reported.
The report comes just days after a still unidentified suicide bomber killed five Israelis and a local bus driver in a terror attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, on Wednesday.
The newspaper said that it was a Mossad agent, watching Sarafovo Airport CCTV footage, who spotted the suicide bomber.
The Mossad, says the Sunday Times, "is hunting a group of white Europeans who are thought to have converted to Islam and to be working with the Iranian Quds force and Hezbollah, the terrorist group backed by Tehran.
"One of the Israelis’ targets is thought to be a terrorist carrying a US passport under the name of David Jefferson, who is believed to have fled after the Burgas attack" and "is thought to have another powerful device" like that used in last week's bombing, said the report.
CCTV footage released earlier from the attack at Burgas airport had shown a white person with long hair.
But a witness said on Friday the suspect was a dark-skinned man with short brown hair and an Arabic accent, and appeared to be wearing a wig.
Fingerprints and DNA samples from the bomber's body are being examined.
The FBI and the CIA are working with Bulgarian investigators on the case.
On Friday, the funerals were held in Israel for the five Israelis - four men in their 20s and a pregnant woman - killed in the bombing.
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