Peruvians arrest alleged Hezbollah operative


(JTA) — Peruvian authorities arrested a man that they said belongs to Hezbollah and Israeli media reported was planning an attack on Jewish targets.

Muamad Amadar, a Lebanese national, was arrested after police found that he had explosives in his Lima home, the Peruvian newspaper La Republica reported Tuesday. The police identified Amadar as a bodybuilder married to a U.S. national.

Israel’s Mossad intelligence service provided Peruvian intelligence services with information about Amadar, the newspaper reported.

On Thursday, Israeli media said Amadar allegedly was planning attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets in Peru.

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