JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah admitted that his agents in Cairo were helping Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Nasrallah confirmed Friday that a member of a cell of 49 men with links to Hezbollah was providing logistical help to Hamas, according to reports. Sami Shihab, a Lebanese citizen, was arrested in Cairo.
Members of Egypt’s parliament are demanding that Nasrallah be placed on trial for allegedly dispatching his agents.
The Hezbollah agents operating in Egypt were plotting to attack Israeli tourists at resorts in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian and Israeli officials said Sunday. Nine of the agents were charged by Egypt with spying for Hezbollah, according to reports.