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Hizballah terror teams fan out in six countries prompting maximum Israeli alert

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posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 10:28 AM

DEBKAfile's counter-terror sources report that last week the Lebanese Hizballah put together a large number of terrorist teams and deployed them in six countries for attacks on Israeli targets.

This intelligence prompted the counter-terror bureau in Jerusalem to publish Sunday, Feb. 1, an exceptionally high alert for traveling Israelis to be on the lookout for terrorist attacks including abductions. Security is also high in Israel and at embassies and Jewish institutions worldwide.

The Shiite terrorists have sworn to avenge the death of their military chief Imad Mughniyeh whom they accuse Israel of killing in Damascus a year ago. They also hope to disrupt Israel's general election on Feb. 10. Hizballah's secretary general Hassan Nasrallah is recently quoted as say that the Israeli poll could be cancelled by the assassination of one or more senior officials – and not only overseas.

Israeli officials were advised to be especially vigilant, but all nationals are warned to take precautions. The danger, the counter-terror bureau warned, is concrete, immediate and serious.

According to our sources, most of the terrorist teams were sent out from places outside Lebanon, drawn from the covert spy and terror cells Hizballah maintains in other parts of the Middle East as well as Africa and Europe. A large number were deployed in the hope that if most of them miss, at last one will achieve a spectacular hit.

Last week, Nasrallah told a news conference in Beirut that revenge for Mughniyeh's martyrdom was not enough. He pledged never-ending retaliation "that would never be put behind Hizballah, but always be ahead."

Israeli travelers were specifically warned to avoid Arab and Muslim countries – especially Sinai - watch out for unusual occurrences, refuse tempting offers and invitations from strangers, rendezvous with contacts only in public places along with trusted companions and avoid patronizing the same locations, such as hotels and restaurants, with predictable regularity.

Israeli holidaymakers in Sinai are warned to leave at once; there are plots to snatch them off its beaches and smuggle them into the Gaza Strip.

Israel's Channel 2 TV reported that the first Hizballah attack against an Israeli target in a European country had been foiled already thanks to shared intelligence with its authorities.

posted on Feb, 2 2009 @ 12:20 PM
Maybe they are hunting mossad and Israeli sayanim spies. In this case it wouldn't classified as terrorism but as police action.

posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 08:56 AM
Then this is the first time that Hezbollah has operated outside its own area.

thats not the way they work - they fight israel in lebanon , so i call this simply BS as its made up crap from debka.

posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 11:51 AM
well i guess we will have to see i tend to be very cynical about anything that comes out of Israel and if they wanted to avenge the death of their leader why not do it weeks or months after not a year... although on the other hand Hezbollah could give Israel a tough time with the psychological warfare i wouldn't put it past Hezbollah to launch a few dozen rockets into northan Israel and blame it on hamas sympathizers. or if they really wanted to inflict damage then Hezbollah cells or 1 man suicide bombers are probably already there and awaiting the order to strike.

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 03:33 AM
Well at the risk of sounding immature PLACE YOUR BETS NOW im willing to bet there will be an attack by the end of the day from "palestinian" groups

posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 04:55 AM
So Israel has it's own Counter-terror department?

Well i've never seen this in the surrounding countries although they are being terrorized as well

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