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  8/2/2011, Av 2, 5771

Report: Lebanon Blast was Attempt on Nasrallah


An explosion that occured in southern Lebanon on Friday was intended to harm Hizbullah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah, according to a Tuesday report in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. Sources cited by the newspaper said Israel knew that Sheikh Nasrallah was going to meet local leaders and terrorist Samir Kuntar -who was released from Israel in exchange for the bodies of soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev in 2008 - and a special team was sent to the area.

The sources could not confirm if Nasrallah was hurt in the blast, but believe that a number of the leaders were, including Mustafa Badr Ad-Din, who replaced arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, who was eliminated in a Damascus car bombing, and who is wanted by the International Court of Justice. Hizbullah's preliminary announcement was that a gas tank exploded but the fact that the Shi'ite terror group closed off access to the area aroused suspicion that an attempt was made on the life of Kuntar, who was involved in a 1979 raid on Nahariya, which resulted in the brutal deaths of a policeman and three members of a Nahariya family.