Intelligence services of Israel has declared readiness to prevent foreign intervention in their elections

Intelligence services of Israel has declared readiness to prevent foreign intervention in their elections

Moscow. January 9. INTERFAX.RU — IN the General security service of Israel (Shabak) said Wednesday of readiness to prevent possible interference in the upcoming elections to the Knesset, reports the Associated Press.

“The Shin bet wanted to make it clear that the state of Israel and its intelligence agencies have the means and capabilities to track, identify and prevent any attempt to influence (on the election — if) from abroad”, — said the Shin bet.

The Agency notes that the statement was released amid media reports that the head of the Shin bet — Nadav Argaman told the associates about trying an unnamed foreign state to intervene with the help of cyber technologies in the April elections.

“Suspicion fell on Russia, which is accused of trying to influence the 2016 elections in the United States to support Donald trump, the campaign for Brexit in the UK and other elections in Europe,” suggests the Agency.

Earlier, the head of the left Israeli party Meretz, Tamar Zandberg called on the Israeli security service to ensure that Russian side will not try to “rig the election” in favor of the current Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

However, according to the Agency, the results of the latest election polls show that Netanyahu is far ahead of its competitors, and it is unlikely to require the assistance of foreign countries.

Meanwhile, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov advised not to read the Israeli media, who write about alleged Russian plans to intervene in the upcoming elections in Israel. “This speech is not and can not go. Russia does not interfere, does not interfere and does not mean to intervene in any elections in any country in the world,” he said.

December 26, the Israeli Knesset voted to dissolve. Early elections in Israel scheduled to be held on 9 April 2019.

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