Media outlets in Cyprus reported that Mossad agents were involved in the arrest or questioning of a Lebanese man
arrested on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks against Israelis.
It was further reported that the suspect used a Swedish passport, contrary to previous reports which indicated he holds a Saudi passport. According to Cypriot news websites, Israeli and local authorities are investigating whether the suspect has connections in and outside of Cyprus.
A news website reported that the suspect is a member of Hezbollah while state CyBC radio reported that documents and photographs were found in his possession detailing movements of Israelis on the island.
A police spokesman announced Saturday that Cypriot authorities arrested a man on suspicion he planned terrorist attacks. A local radio report said the suspect planned to hit Israeli targets.
The spokesman refused to disclose the suspect's identity, involvement in the plot and the attack's target.
"This is an issue of security which we take very seriously and we cannot comment any further," the spokesman told AFP.
The suspect was detained in police custody for another seven days.
According to Sigmalive the man arrived on the island to plan and orchestrate the blowing up of a plane or a bus. Local daily Phileleftheros said notes with details of Israeli aircraft were found in his possession.
State radio said the suspect was staying in the southern coastal resort of Limassol and took photographs of Israeli interests.
According to one report, Limassol police received an alert from a foreign intelligence agency and arrested the suspect in his hotel room where they found travel documents from Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.