According to a number of Arab media reports, including Iran’s FARS Agency, Saudi Arabia has permitted Israel Air Force choppers to land it the country, and Saudi leaders have even offered the IAF the ability to establish a logistical base in a northwestern area of the country, an area that would be important to Israel in an aerial assault against Iran.
The reports are based on eyewitness accounts, reporting the choppers were seen over Tabuk, adding the planes landed over the weekend in a civilian airport in the area and unloaded a considerable quantity of cargo.
Interestingly, it is also reported that civilians who arrived at the same airport over the weekend were told that all flights are canceled, without any advanced warning.
This latest report is in line with reports published by the Times of London about two weeks ago, stating the royal Saudi family has agreed to permit IAF jets into its airspace and to land in the country.
There are also reports that Saudi anti-aircraft units have been drilling for the event that IAF jets will be passing over Saudi skies. There were also reports earlier this week that a flotilla including 12 battleships composed of 11 American vessels and one Israel Navy crossed the Suez Canal with Egyptian permission. Al-Quds al-Arabi reported that the Arab community viewed the passed through the Suez as a signal that Israel and the United States are preparing for a military assault against Iran, with the cooperation of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
When asked to comment, the Office of the IDF Spokesman stated that there is no comment regarding military operations. Saudi officials denied the accuracy of the report.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)