Sunday, November 28

Haaretz: Saddam Khalifa Haftar visited Israel to request military support

The Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, reported that Saddam Haftar, the son of retired Libyan Major General Khalifa Haftar, visited Israel last Monday, seeking diplomatic relations in order to obtain military assistance.

The newspaper pointed out that the plane carrying Saddam Haftar took off from Dubai, landed at Ben Gurion Airport and stayed there for about 90 minutes, before continuing on its way to Libya, and Israeli media reported that the plane headed to Egypt after its visit to Tel Aviv.

The Israeli newspaper reported that Saddam Haftar conveyed to Israeli officials a message from his father requesting military and political assistance from Tel Aviv, in exchange for establishing a diplomatic relationship between Libya and Israel in the coming days.

She added that Haftar and his son promised to start diplomatic relations with Israel, if they headed the government that will be formed after the upcoming Libyan presidential elections on December 24.

During the unannounced visit of Saddam Haftar, the latter met with a number of unidentified security authorities, according to Haaretz, which reported that secret contacts had taken place in the past period between Major General Haftar and figures from the Israeli Mossad (foreign intelligence).

More than a week ago, an Israeli newspaper said that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and Khalifa Haftar had contracted an Israeli consulting firm to advise on the presidential election campaign.

Source : Israeli press + Anadolu Agency + Sanad Agency

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Reference-www.aljazeera.net

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