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US Busts Hezbollah Plot to Attack Israelis in New York, Panama

Hezbollah's plots against Israel are not solely set in the Holy Land, as we learn today. The Times of Israel reports that American authorities have arrested two members of the Lebanese terror group who were plotting attacks on a Central American embassy and against Israeli military in the United States:

The US Justice Department Thursday said it arrested two men tied to Hezbollah who had been plotting attacks against Americans and Israelis in the US and Panama.

On June 1, Samer El Debek was arrested in Livonia, Michigan, while Ali Kourani was arrested in the Bronx. Both men are being held in New York City.

A statement from US authorities claims that the men tried to provide support to “Hezbollah’s Islamic Jihad organization” after receiving weapons and bomb-making training from the group in Lebanon.

El Debek allegedly looked for potential targets in Panama, including US and Israeli embassies, while Kourani surveilled American targets, including Israeli military personnel and US military and law enforcement facilities in New York City.

“Pre-operational surveillance is one of the hallmarks of Hezbollah in planning for future attacks,” New York Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said...

Tags: US-Israel Relations , Hezbollah , Terrorism

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