Saturday 20 October 2018

Extremist sketched Israeli embassy floor plan after visit to Ballsbridge office block

Jim Cusack

Jim Cusack

AMEMBER of an extremist group based in Ireland which supports suicide bombing and is suspected of having links with al-Qaeda members in Britain visited the Israeli Embassy in Ballsbridge over a year ago and then drew up plans of the ground floor reception area, it has been learned.

It has also emerged that gardai discovered diagrams for making bombs during a raid on a suspected terrorist money-laundering, fake ID and credit card scam operation in west Dublin last year. It is not known if the plot to bomb theembassy and the diagrams were connected.

Gardai discovered last year that the member of the suspected al-Qaeda support group, based at the time in Galway, visited the reception of the Israeli Embassy in Ballsbridge on the pretext of being a student looking to get a visa for a year's work on a kibbutz.

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