Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Suspected terrorist in Cyprus - Also Hezbollah

Frimet/Arnold Roth..
This Ongoing War..
20 February '13..

Benjamin Weinthal, writing in the Jerusalem Post, posted an exclusive report a short time ago about an admission made by a suspected terrorist in a Cyprus criminal trial.

The background is in an earlier post of ours, "14-Jul-12: Terror attack in Cyprus foiled; the targets seem to have been Israelis". Here's an extract:

Today (Saturday) in Cyprus, the local police revealed that they arrested a Lebanese holding a Swedish passport some days ago. [But let's note that in Lebanon, they are saying tonight that the suspect's second passport was Saudi, not Swedish.] This Swedish/Saudi Lebanese is a 24 year old man. The police in Cyprus say he had been tracking Israeli tourists on the island, and was evidently planning attack on buses according to a local news source quoted by the Jerusalem Post. No charges have been formally laid yet in this unfolding story, but in the words of the Cypriot police: "We can confirm the arrest of a 24-year-old foreign national for specific, serious offenses, and who is in custody by order of the court." On the other hand, "It is not clear what, or whether there was a target in Cyprus. That is under investigation," a senior government official told Reuters. AFP is more forthright, quoting a police source who said he could not deny or confirm the reports because it was a "sensitive political issue"... It did however say, basing itself on a Cypriot newspaper, Phileleftheros, that the terrorists were aiming at either buses or aircraft and that "notes with details of Israeli aircraft were found" in the possession of the arrested man.


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