Mossad: 3 Iranian Jews who disappeared in 1997 were murdered

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Iranian Jews who disappeared in 1997 were murdered while attempting to immigrate to Israel, according to the Mossad.

Two brothers, Cyrus and Abrahim Karamani, and Nurallah Ravizada, left Tehran in February 1997 after being told by agents from Israel’s secret service to approach the Iran-Pakistan border in order to be smuggled out of the country, but they never arrived, Ynet reported Monday.

The findings come a year after the announcement that eight other Iranian Jews who left for Israel in three separate groups for the border with Pakistan in 1994 at the direction of Israeli officials also were caught and murdered.

The Mossad reportedly has not said who killed the three men and how they were killed.

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