Skip to comments.Report: Attack on Israeli Aircrew in Canada Thwarted
Posted on 09/03/2008 1:24:04 PM PDT by maquiladora
Plans by an unknown group to attack staff of Israel's national carrier El Al in Canada have been thwarted, Israel's private Channel Two television reported on Wednesday. Without giving the nationalities of the alleged attackers, it said they had monitored the comings and goings of El Al aircrew at a Toronto hotel.
Security procedures for crews overnighting at the hotel between flights have now been changed, it added.
On Tuesday, Israeli newspapers reported that at least five attempts by Hizbullah to abduct Israeli businessmen in Africa, Asia, and South America had been foiled.
Each time, Hizbullah -- which fought a bloody war against Israel in the summer of 2006 -- tried to use "sleeper cells" embedded in far-flung Shiite Muslim communities, the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot reported.
It and other newspapers cited unnamed Israeli security officials and said further details about the plots remain under official censorship.
Israel has been on high alert since senior Hizbullah commander Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in a car bombing in Damascus in February, in an attack welcomed by the Jewish state but for which it denied any responsibility.
Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah blamed Israel and has repeatedly vowed to avenge the killing.
Last month, Israel warned its citizens living and traveling abroad to take extra precautions against possible Hizbullah attacks or abductions.
The warning came at peak traveling season, and the Jewish state has urged Israeli tourists and businessmen to take special care in hotels, restaurants and recreational spots.
They were also urged to spurn "unexpected and alluring proposals in both business and recreation" and to alter routines and habits.
In July 2006, Hizbullah seized two Israeli soldiers in a deadly cross-border raid, sparking a 34-day war in which more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, were killed.
The bodies of the two captured soldiers were returned to Israel as part of a prisoner swap in July.
Months ago it was reported that Hezzobollah had activated their sleeper cells in Europe and North America.
Warning! This is a high-volume ping list.
Thank G-d this attack was prevented!
Did any of them run for the POTUS?
With the help of Obama Hussein Biden they may get the chance.
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