Exclusive: Cyprus suspect admits Hezbollah membership
Berlin - Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, a 24-year old Lebanese-Swedish dual
citizen, admitted on Wednesday in a courtroom that he is a member of
Hezbollah, according to a statement he gave under oath.
Cypriot authorities accuse Yaacoub of plotting an attack against
Israeli tourists on the island in July. Yaacoub faces eight charges in
the criminal court in the city of Limassol. He is charged with
membership in a criminal organization and conspiracy in "carrying out
missions in any part of the world, including the Cyprus Republic,
against Israeli citizens," among other charges.