Lebanon Claims Arrest of Mossad Agent in Failed Hamas Hit

YERUSHALAYIM -

The Lebanese army said on Tuesday that it has arrested a man suspected of being a Mossad agent involved in an assassination attempt on a Hamas official in Lebanon, the AFP reported.

Lebanon and Hamas blamed Israel for the bombing a year ago of Mohammed Hamdan’s car which left the Hamas agent with a wounded leg but did not kill him.

At that time, a suspect detained by the authorities was accused of being “one of the main perpetrators of the crime, who confessed to being tasked by Israeli intelligence.”

On Tuesday, the Lebanese army said in a statement that a second suspect “who carried out surveillance” before last year’s bombing had also been arrested.

The second suspect “has admitted to being a Mossad agent since 2014,” it said, without specifying his nationality.