A terror cell monitored the movements of El Al crew members in Toronto.
Israel’s Channel 2 reported Wednesday that the terrorists’ plans had been thwarted.
Israeli security officials went on higher alert and the Shin Bet security service ordered El Al, Israel’s national airline, and two other Israeli airlines to take new precautions overseas.
The discovery comes a few months after U.S. television networks reported that American intelligence had caught a Hezbollah cell collecting information on Israeli targets in Canada. El Al in the past has been targeted for terrorist attacks.
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