Netanyahu has certainly made plenty of enemies over the years so an assassination plot would not come as a surprise.
By Ian Greenhalgh
Although we have not been able to verify if there was an actual attempt on Netanyahu, we note the fact that AP chose to report it and that both the Israelis and Kenyans chose to deny it. No smoke without fire?
Netanyahu denies reports of assassination attempt in Kenya
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied reports of an attempt on his life in Kenya during his heavily guarded African tour this week, saying he knew “nothing” of it.
Netanyahu said he was learning about the reports of an assassination attempt for the first time during a press conference with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa.
“The answer is we know nothing about it because there is nothing in it,” Netanyahu said.
He made the remarks in response to a reporter’s question following an anonymously sourced report in the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida.
Kenyan officials also denied there was an effort to kill Netanyahu.
“An attempted assassination can’t be secret. It has to be something visible, and to my knowledge there was absolutely nothing of the sort,” Kenya’s Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka told The Associated Press.
“I’m not aware, and there was no such thing at all. Those are lies,” Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said a report that the motorcade changed its route because of an explosives threat was “simply not true.”
The Israeli prime minister is protected by heavy security in Israel and abroad, given high threats against Israeli targets around the world. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist in Tel Aviv in 1995.
Ian Greenhalgh is a photographer and historian with a particular interest in military history and the real causes of conflicts. His studies in history and background in the media industry have given him a keen insight into the use of mass media as a creator of conflict in the modern world. His favored areas of study include state sponsored terrorism, media manufactured reality and the role of intelligence services in manipulation of populations and the perception of events.
Source: Veterans Today