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Al-Qaeda plot to attack Israeli city

Terrorist Plotting

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Possible Method(s)Saudi jet fighter1
Center of GravityEilat, Israel1
Plot Started Summer 20011
ConnectedOsama bin Laden, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Narrative and Notes
ReliableKhalid Shaikh Mohammed pitched a plan to recruit a Saudi Air Force pilot to commander a jet fighter and attack the Israeli city.

Bin Laden liked the plan but instructed KSM to concentrate on the 9-11 plot.1
1The 9-11 Commission Report. July 22, 2004. Chapter 5.1.
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