An Israeli intelligence official has “for the first time confirmed that the Israeli military operates in Sudan,” one day after Khartoum accused Tel Aviv of bombing an arms factory outside the Sudanese capital, the NPR reports.
According to the media organization, speaking to which the unnamed official made the comments, “whatever the Israeli military may or may not do is shared with Israel’s friends in the West.”
The Director of Israeli think tank Begin-Sadat Center, Efraim Inbar also said it is plausible that Israel should have been involved in the recent military operation in Sudan.
Israeli officials have been silent on the matter.
On Wednesday, Sudan called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for violating the country’s sovereignty and bombing the factory
Sudanese Ambassador to the UN, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman said four Israeli warplanes had attacked the factory before dawn, killing two people.
The envoy also said, “We all know of the Israeli hands in the Darfur conflict” over the past decade. The UN says more than 300,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
Khartoum blamed Israel in May for an attack that killed a businessman and destroyed a car in Port Sudan.
In April 2011, Sudan had also blamed Israel for another deadly missile attack near Port Sudan.
The Tel Aviv regime, however, has neither denied nor confirmed its involvement in these incidents.