SHOCKING REPORT:Israeli intelligence helped thwart terror attack in Germany saving hundreds of potential lives
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Israel provided the crucial information that lead German authorities to cancel a scheduled friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at Hanover Stadium, German magazine reports.
Germany received key intelligence regarding an imminent terror attack against a packed soccer stadium from Israeli intel services less than two weeks ago, German magazine Stern reported Wednesday.
Israeli intelligence provided the crucial information that lead German authorities to cancel a scheduled friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at Hanover Stadium on November 17.
The game was called off just four days after the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had been set to attend along with other government ministers in a show of solidarity with the French.
According to Stern, Israeli intelligence had informed of an imminent threat modeled after the Paris attacks, with concrete times and targets being mentioned. One of the targets was the Hanover stadium.
Earlier in the evening, Hanover Police President Volker Kluwe said there were “specific indications” of a planned attack with explosives at the game.
“We had received specific indications that an attack with explosives was planned,” Kluwe told NDR state broadcaster. “We took them seriously and that is why we took the measures,”
Regarding the soccer stadium, police said that “the visitors, who were already in the stadium at that time, were asked to leave the stadium
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