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Three Iraqi delegations secretly visit Israel

In recent months at least fifteen people including Sunni and Shi'ah religious leaders met with Israeli officials.

Ben Gurion Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall
Ben Gurion Terminal 3 Arrivals Hall

Three delegations from Iraq have secretly visited Israel in recent months and met with Israeli officials.

The delegations, which totalled 15 people, were made up of influential Iraqis including Sunni and Shiite religious leaders, Hadashot television news first reported Sunday night.

The tours were socio-cultural, including visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum and meetings with academics and organisations dealing with Iraqi Jewry, according to the report.

The visits were considered unofficial and were held in secret to avoid angering neighbouring Iran.

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