Channel 10: Threats force Israelis to return home

Israel reportedly warned Europe-based businessmen of Hizbullah kidnapping plans to avenge Mughniyeh's death.

Imad Mughniyeh good 248 (photo credit: AP)
Imad Mughniyeh good 248
(photo credit: AP)
Israel has called back several businessmen from Europe after intelligence indicated that Hizbullah was planning to kidnap Israeli workers abroad as revenge for the assassination of terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, Channel 10 reported on Thursday night. According to the report, some of the businessmen received the warning, which was issued by Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau, while they were in the European country and were flown back home. Others were still in Israel and were warned not to fly to their destinations. Among those warned were Israelis with security backgrounds, the TV channel reported. It marks yet another success in foiling Hizbullah activity outside Lebanon. A month ago, Israelis based in a West African country were warned about a similar threat, while, according to international media reports, Israeli and Azerbaijani authorities foiled a plot to attack the Israeli Embassy in Baku. It also comes weeks after an alleged Hizbullah cell was arrested in Egypt.