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article imageOp-Ed: Hezbollah smuggled high grade explosives into Israel

By Eliot Elwar     Aug 10, 2012 in World
This month, Israeli intelligence has arrested eight Muslims connected with a terrorist smuggling operation. The suspects brought explosives into Israel from Lebanon as part of a Hezbollah effort seeking to conduct major terrorism attacks inside Israel.
During "Operation Time Bomb," Israeli police and its security agency arrest 14 Muslim members of terrorist groups that smuggled weapons and explosives from Lebanon into Israel. Security services disrupt the plot before the bombs could be used against Israelis, thus thwarting operations to conduct wave of terrorist attacks against Israeli targets, according to Israel Hayom.
Court charges eight Israeli-Arab Muslim residents of Nazareth, Ghajar for helping transfer explosives; Shin Bet official says foiled operation would have needed Nasrallah's approval, adds: This is just the tip of the iceberg, according to Jerusalem Post.
Analysis
Mideast analysts assess that more terrorist attacks will occur in Israel and the West as the next Arab-Israeli war nears. The explosives were discovered in a field outside of Nazareth. Since the deadly terrorist attack in Bulgaria, Israeli officials have significantly augmented their security endeavors to prevent other terrorism schemes from being carried out. The recent intensification of rhetoric from Iran, with President Ahmadinejad’s call for the “obliteration” of Israel is being supported by actions carried out by many Muslim terrorist groups.
Additionally, the continuing civil war in neighboring Syria has become more ferocious. Many have been killed and many more have fled the nation to attempt to flee from the growing bloodshed as the Assad regime attempts to cling to power. The destiny of Syria’s chemical and biological weapons is a major concern in Israel because If Hezbollah were to gain control of these deadly war tools, the resulting death toll in Israel could be overwhelming. Israel may have to employ tactical nuclear weapons against Hezbollah and the Syrian regime to prevent the deaths of many Israelis.
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