New Zealand media is reporting that the Israelis killed in the Christchurch Earthquake in February were Mossad agents. The Israeli ambassador in New Zealand, Shemi Tzur, has completely dismissed the nearly baseless claims. Reports claiming that Ofer Mizrahi and his friends were in the country to download sensitive information from New Zealand intelligence servers are based on the mere fact that they fled shortly after the earthquake and thzt Mizrahi had several passports on him when found dead.
In 2004, a New Zealnad court ruled that two Israelis who tried to issue fake New Zealand passports were Mossad Agents. The prime minister of New Zealand declared sanctions on Israel following the affair.