A 49-member alleged Hizbullah cell operating in Egypt planned to carry out three simultaneous terror attacks on Israeli tourists in the Sinai Peninsula, the Egyptian paper Al Ahram reported Tuesday.
Hizbullah operative said they aimed to target Israeli tourists
According to the report, which was based on the interrogation of terror suspect Sami Shihab, Hizbullah was not planning to transfer weapons to Hamas in the Gaza Strip via Sinai, but rather to use them to carry out attacks within Egypt.
The newspaper reported earlier in the week that terror cell members had acquired a house in Cairo and numerous villas in Sinai as part of the plot to perpetrate terror attacks in the area.
On Monday, Egyptian police continued hunting for at least 10 members of the alleged Hizbullah cell in a mountainous Sinai region, as officials tried to assuage fears over the safety of tens of thousands
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