Israel warns citizens of possible Hezbollah retaliatory attacks


Israel’s government is warning Israelis abroad of possible Hezbollah attacks timed to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of two figures from the Lebanese militant group.

Friday’s warning by the Counter-Terrorism Bureau says attacks are possible against Israeli and Jewish targets over the next week. It mentions Egypt, Turkey and Venezuela as possible locations for the attacks and suggests avoiding “concentrations of Israelis” that could be targets.

Abbas al-Moussawi was killed by an Israeli air-strike in south Lebanon in February 1992. Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s operations officer and one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, died in a Damascus explosion in February 2008.

Israel has not confirmed or denied its involvement in Mughniyeh’s killing.