Peru Foils Hezbollah Terror Attack on Israelis

Hezbollah terrorist arrested with weapons and explosives right before launching attack on Israeli and Jewish targets.

Ari Yashar,

Incan city of Machu Picchu, Peru
Incan city of Machu Picchu, Peru
Yossi Zamir/Flash 90

Over the past several days a Hezbollah terrorist attempted to murder Israelis in Peru only to have his plots foiled by local authorities, revealed Channel 2 on Thursday.

The terrorist, a member of Hezbollah's international arm, was apparently planning to carry out a terror attack on Israeli or Jewish targets in the South American nation, particularly locations where Israeli tourists gather.

Such targets would include the Israeli Embassy in the Peruvian capital of Lima, or institutions of the local Jewish community.

Peruvian security officials arrested the man after gathering intelligence information revealing his lethal plots. Security sources added that he had established a Hezbollah terror cell in the country.

In a search of the terrorist's hideout apartment, police found weapons and explosives which he intended to use against Jews.

The latest international Hezbollah terror attempt comes after a Hezbollah terror cell was busted in Thailand in April, where they were planning attacks on Israelis during the Passover holiday.

Unfortunately not all international terror attempts by Hezbollah have been stopped; in 2012 Hezbollah terrorists in the Bulgarian city of Burgas attacked a bus with Israeli tourists on board with an explosive, killing five Israelis as well as the bus driver.

A senior Hezbollah commander, Mustafa Shehadeh, who was behind planning the Burgas bombing and other terror attacks, died this Sunday following a long illness.

Hezbollah has also been a threat to Israel closer to home, wounding two IDF soldiers with explosives on the Lebanese border earlier this month, and according to IDF appraisals the group is likely building terror tunnels into Israel.

Despite all this, American and Arab officials revealed on Tuesday that the US is cozying up to Hezbollah as well as Iran and Hamas by providing intelligence information and using secret channels of communication.


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