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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.
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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.

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