Al-Burhan has appeared on television for the first time in a very long time. He spoke about his contacts with Israel. Meetings between Israeli and Sudanese only involved the security and intelligence apparatus. Mossad is directly subordinate to the Israeli Prime Minister.
Al-Burhan has appeared on television for the first time in a very long time. In his very first interview on state television since the military coup. Among other things, he spoke about his contacts with Israel.
Burhan said meetings between Israeli and Sudanese officials since the coup had not been high-level and only involved the security and intelligence apparatus.
“This is a legitimate matter for these agencies, and it is no secret that the information shared enabled us to catch several terrorist organisations located inside Sudan,” he said. Without specifying or naming who these terrorist organizations were.
The leading security service in Israel is Mossad. Mossad is directly subordinate to the Israeli Prime Minister. With that in mind, it’s hard to understand what al-Burhan means. How can the contacts not be political if Israel’s leading security service is directly subordinate to the PM?
Mossad is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet (internal security).
Mossad is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counter-terrorism. Its director answers directly and only to the Prime Minister. Unlike other security bodies, its purpose, objectives, roles, missions, powers or budget have not been defined in any law.
After the 1994 AMIA bombing, Mossad began gathering intelligence for a raid by Israeli Special Forces on the Iranian embassy in Khartoum as retaliation. The operation was called off due to fears that another attack against worldwide Jewish communities might take place as revenge. Mossad also assisted in Operation Moses, the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews to Israel from a famine-ridden region of Sudan in 1984.
Mossad is also accused of carrying out a number of political assassinations around the world.
Israel Minister of Intelligence Eli Cohen
presents a gift to Sudanese Abdel Fattah
al-Burhan during his visit to Sudan. 2021