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Shin Bet said to fear Russian and Iranian interference in upcoming election

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The security establishment ia reportedly concerned about the possibility of foreign interference in the upcoming Israeli election at the hands of Russian and Iranian hackers.

Accordingly, the Shin Bet security service has launched “Operation Defend our Democracy” in order to thwart potential attacks, Channel 12 said Friday in an unsourced report.

Such concerns by the Israeli security establishment are not new. Ahead of the first of two elections in 2019, then-Shin Bet director Nadav Argaman said he was “100 percent [certain] that Russia will intervene in the upcoming elections.”

The Kremlin, which the US found was involved in tampering with its election in 2016, subsequently issued a denial.

That same month, the US-based technology firm Vocativ revealed........

© The Times of Israel

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