Israeli Farmer Thwarts Hezbollah Bomb Plot

YERUSHALAYIM -
A view of Metulla, an Israeli town near the border with Lebanon, and Mount Hermon in the background. (Adiel-lo)
A view of Metulla, an Israeli town near the border with Lebanon, and Mount Hermon in the background. (Adiel-lo)

An Israeli farmer found a parcel of explosives in a wooded area near the Lebanese border last month, which security officials believe were part of a Hezbollah terror plot, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The bag full of explosives was spotted in Metulla by the border, apparently smuggled in by Lebanese terrorists. A Hezbollah “courier” was likely supposed to collect the explosives, but the local farmer got there first, spoiling the plot.

Authorities initially thought that the explosives belonged to local criminals, but further investigation pointed to Hezbollah.

The Shi’ite terror organization regularly attempts to smuggle explosives and illegal substances over the border into Israel. Most such attempts are thwarted by intelligence information and IDF patrols in the area.