Posted on February 22, 2018
In a speech in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu credited his nation’s intelligence agencies with preventing “an unimaginable slaughter”. Authorities have said the alleged plot was linked to the Islamic State group. At the time, Australian police said a home-made bomb, hidden inside a meat-grinder, was due to be carried on to a flight on 15 July but did not make it past security after the plan was aborted for an unknown reason. Police said that when the bomb plot failed, the two suspects started on a second plot which involved creating an improvised chemical device designed to release hydrogen sulphide, or “rotten egg gas”.