«Israel» Claims Iran Hacked Ex-General Gantz’s Phone
By Staff, Agencies
The cellphone of Benny Gantz, “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's biggest rival and the chair of the political alliance Kahol Lavan, was hacked by Iranian intelligence, the “Israeli” entity's Channel 12 reported Thursday evening.
Gantz's Kahol Lavan party confirmed the report in an official statement, saying that they do not comment on security-related issues. “It is important to emphasize that this incident happened four years after Gantz finished his tenure as chief of staff, [a fact] that raises many questions regarding the timing of the report's publication,” the statement read.
According to the report by journalist Amit Segal, Gantz was approached by officials from the “Israeli” entity's Shin Ben security service after announcing he was running for the premiership and was informed that his private device was breached.
The report alleged that the Shin Bet officials clarified to the ex-“Israel” Occupation Forces chief that this meant Tehran had access to all kinds of information he may have stored on his phone: personal and professional. Gantz was also informed that this served as a potential security risk, seeing as Iran might unveil information it finds on his cellphone after the election, or tamper with the election process.