Hezbollah planning to attack kosher restaurants in EuropeBy Mason White 1:28 PM February 21, 2013
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested and charged with terrorism related charges after planning to attack kosher restaurants in Europe, according to court proceedings in Cyprus.
While Israel and the United States are trying to convince the European Union to add Hezbollah to the list of terror organizations, a Cyprus court trial has revealed the plans of Hezbollah, to attack Jewish targets across Europe.
24-year-old Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, who has both a Lebanese and Swedish passport , has admitted in court to being a member of Hezbollah. He also revealed information about his communications with his coach, the use of codewords and the European activities of the Shiite organization.
After his arrest, the assumption was that Yaacoub intended to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets in Cyprus. He denied it, but admitted that his handlers told him find kosher restaurants in Limassol. He also said that he was sent by Hezbollah to other areas where there were a large presence of Israelis and Jews, as Antalya and Amsterdam.
“Although I was asked to participate in a terrorist act, I refused. I could never do that,” Yaacoub said. “I’m just trained to defend Lebanon,” he added.
Yaacoub was arrested during the summer and according to reports, the Mossad was involved in locating him.
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