BERLIN (Jun. 7)
A German newspaper this week carried a report that the Islamic fundamentalist Hezbollah movement is planning to launch attacks against Israeli targets in Germany to avenge the kidnapping of one of their leaders.
The German weekly Der Spiegel quoted Arab intelligence sources saying international terrorist groups are assisting Hezbollah in this mission.
The newspaper reported that an adviser to the international terrorist known as Carlos has left his hiding place in Iran and gone to Beirut, where with Hezbollah leaders he will create a terror network that will act against Israeli targets in various locations.
As part of the planned reprisals, the Abu Nidal Palestinian terrorist group has smuggled into Germany four activists who arrived from Beirut via Cyprus using false identities, the paper said.
The reported threats follow Israel’s abduction of Shi’ite guerrilla leader Mustafa Dirani from eastern Lebanon on May 21. Dirani was taken to Israel in hopes he would shed light on the whereabouts of missing pilot Ron Arad.
Israeli institutions worldwide have stepped up security measures, Der Spiegel reported.