web analytics
March 1, 2015 / 10 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
Blogs
Sponsored Post


One Year Ago Today: Hezbollah Terror Plot Foiled in Cyprus

In March of this year, a Cypriot court sentenced Hossam Yaakoub to four years in prison for involvement in planning a terrorist attack.
Cyprus-Attack-Photo

Exactly one year ago today, Hezbollah terrorist Hossam Yaakoub was arrested in Cyprus. Trained and financed by Hezbollah, Yaakoub gathered information about Israeli tourists as part of a planned terrorist attack in the country

By July of last year, 24-year-old Hossam Yaakoub had already emerged as an experienced agent for Hezbollah. Yaakoub served for several years as an active member of the terrorist organization, assisting its operations in France and Holland. In Cyprus, he closely tracked the activities of Israeli tourists, gathering information on their travel itineraries, transportation and lodging as part of a planned terror attack.

Cypriot authorities arrested Yaakoub in the city of Limassol, seizing photographs of Israeli citizens in his possession. Though he initially denied accusations of criminal activity, Yaakoub admitted his ties to Hezbollah after intensive police questioning. He described a close relationship with the group, revealing that Hezbollah had paid him monthly wages while training him to operate automatic weapons.

In March of this year, a Cypriot court sentenced Yaakoub to four years in prison for involvement in planning a terrorist attack. The United States joined other countries in condemning the plot, saying that Hezbollah’s actions underscored the need for “governments around the world to crack down on this deadly group.”

Less than two weeks after Yaakoub’s arrest, Hezbollah succeeded in carrying out a suicide attack on a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. The attack, which killed six Israelis, reflected Hezbollah’s relentless efforts to harm Israelis and Jews throughout the world. As its actions make clear, Hezbollah is determined to use terror in pursuit of its ultimate goal: the destruction of the State of Israel.

Visit IDF Blog.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “One Year Ago Today: Hezbollah Terror Plot Foiled in Cyprus”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Obama is facing double trouble - the Senate and Netanyahu.
Obama on Collision Course with Senate Bill on Iran Deal
Latest Blogs Stories
brit mila at French jewish community

Chasidim believe that Metzitza B’Peh (MbP) is an essential part of the circumcision ritual.

Herzog & Livni

AMERICAN INTERFERENCE in ISRAELI ELECTIONS is IMMORAL and 1000% CHUTZPADIK!

Baruch Marzel (left) and Hanin Zoabi

Extremism from Jews is considered a “danger;” Arab extremism and anti-Jewish terror is “legitimate”

Gaza-flood-300x168

It was in fact Israel, not Palestinians or journalists, who began spreading the older photos, in order to generate credibility for the “slander” angle.

Next week we celebrate Purim, more relevant and illuminating in light of current events than ever

“They all attack each other” is how David described campaign tactics. “Welcome to politics, my son,”

Most Israelis think kowtowing to US demands to get on Obama’s “good side” won’t work and isn’t right

Big questions this week: Does materialism make people happy? Can one be happy with what they have?

A Rosh Yeshiva guessed 60% of bochurim in Israel’s yeshiva system belong there only 3-4 yrs post HS

Wednesday evening 25th of February there’s just the event for Anglos to attend, The Anglo Vote!

3 men pin the terrorist. In the white shirt is Jerusalem’s Mayor Barkat, taking a hands-on approach

The necessity for setting financial goals and how to realize your life’s dreams.

Not long ago Israelis waited nightly during campaigns for TV broadcasts of election campaign movies

I heard men singing…I saw men dancing. Can you imagine? It’s literally FREEZING out there! WOW!

Lapid is not anti-Haredi; He’s pro-Haredi in his way, wanting them to flourish. and join society

Israelis don’t want anyone but Bibi as Prime Minister, no matter which party they plan to vote for.

More Articles from IDF Spokesperson's Office
Elite soldiers train to kill terrorist kidnappers and rescue hostages.

Terrorists hide with hostages in a building. How can soldiers rescue the victims and kill the captors?

Aharon Karov and his wife Tzvia on their wedding day. hours before he returned to the Gaza front and was critically wounded.

Aharon and Tzvia Karov prove that faith and belief in a better future is what keeps Israel alive.

“I cried not because I had to undergo surgery, but because I had to leave the army.”

“I knew that being there would allow me to protect other soldiers.”

One missile explosion on Tel Aviv could cause a local disaster. One successful Hamas hack of IDF secrets could cause a national disaster.

During Operation Protective Edge, IDF soldiers were faced with deadly risks in the Gaza Strip. Sixty four soldiers were killed and many more were wounded in combat. This is the story of one IDF commander who put his life in danger to rescue a soldier kidnapped by Hamas. Lt. Eitan, 23, joined the elite unit […]

Sgt. O’s commander: “We do not fight indiscriminately. We are an army not a terrorist organization.”

The discovery of a Hamas “urban warfare” manual by IDF forces reveals Hamas’ callous use of Gazans

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/guest-blog/one-year-ago-today-hezbollah-terror-plot-foiled-in-cyprus/2013/07/07/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: