Lebanon: Israel-linked suspect nabbed in Jihad killing - Israel News, Ynetnews

   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel

Lebanon car blast Photo: AFP
Lebanon car blast Photo: AFP

Lebanon: Israel-linked suspect nabbed in Jihad killing

Country reports arrest of man who was 'key mastermind' in killing of two Islamic Jihad senior leaders in Sidon on May 26

Published: 06.10.06, 19:22 / Israel News

Lebanon said on Saturday it had arrested a man who was a key mastermind in a car bombing that killed a senior official of a violent Palestinian terror group and who has links to Israeli intelligence.


Lebanon: Car bomb kills Islamic Jihad leader / Reuters
Car bomb in Sidon critically injures senior group leader Mahmoud Majzoub, who later dies of wounds, kills his brother. Jihad blames Israel for assassination
Full Story

Israel has dismissed accusations from the terror group Islamic Jihad that it was behind the May 26 attack which killed senior official Mahmoud Majzoub and his brother Nidal, also a member of Islamic Jihad, in the southern city of Sidon.


"Military intelligence was able to arrest one of the key people involved in the bombing that led to the martyrdom of the Majzoub brothers," the army said in a statement.


"Documents and equipment linked with the crime were seized with him, and he has links to the intelligence of the Israeli enemy."


A senior security official told Reuters the suspect's links with Israel were "100 percent" confirmed but declined to elaborate. There was no comment from Israeli officials.


Two days after the explosion, rockets fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel wounded an Israeli soldier, prompting the Jewish state to launch air strikes against Syrian-backed Palestinian and Lebanese guerillas.


Islamic Jihad denied it had claimed responsibility for the rocket attack into northern Israel although it had earlier vowed revenge for the Majzoub killings.


commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us

5 Talkbacks for this article    See all talkbacks
Please wait for the talkbacks to load


RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions