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    The Price of Failure: German Town Charges Israel for Rescuing Mossad Agents

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    Israeli embassy received a bill for saving two Mossad agents whose car got stranded in the German city of Quarnbek.

    Authorities in the German city of Quarnbek have charged the Israeli embassy 1,263.01 euros ($1,391.55) to cover the cost of rescuing two Israeli intelligence agents, whose vehicle got stuck in mud, reports The Algemeiner.

    Two armed Mossad agents were reportedly rescued by German authorities in the city of Quarnbek in December 2015. According to the report, the agents were dispatched to Germany to monitor the transfer of a German submarine to Israel. After their German-built Ford Focus automobile got stuck in mud on the bank of the Kiel river, local authorities, the fire department and a farmer on a tractor came to their aid.

    The agents were accused of entering a forbidden area while carrying weapons. When police asked for their identities, the two men initially lied that they were in the area for a sailing competition, but eventually had to provide their diplomatic passports and gun permissions.

    The Israeli diplomatic mission has not yet officially reacted to the charge.

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