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Cyprus jails Hezbollah man for plotting to kill Israelis

ByBENJAMIN WEINTHAL JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
March 28, 2013 15:27

A criminal court in Limassol, Cyprus, on Thursday sentenced Hezbollah operative Hossam Taleb Yaacoub to four years in prison for plotting to kill Israeli tourists on the small island. The prison sentence wraps up a criminal process that began last July when Yaacoub was arrested.

The Jerusalem Post has learned that he has ten days to appeal his conviction. Yaacoub admitted  that  he observed Israeli flights land in Cyprus. He documented the movements of Israelis and locations where they stayed.

The conviction of Yaacoub may add greater urgency to the EU talks to include Hezbollah in its terror list. EU countries such as Austria and Germany have blocked a listing of Hezbollah because of insufficient legal evidence showing Hezbollah engages in terrorism. The Cyprus conviction represents the first conviction of a Hezbollah member in a European court.

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