Palestinian Hezbollah collaborator seized

April 6, 2005 at 10:21 AM
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TEL AVIV, Israel, April 6 (UPI) -- Israel arrested a Palestinian from the West Bank city of Nablus on suspicion of collaborating with Hezbollah to attack a top Israeli official.

Israel Radio quoted security sources as saying Wednesday the army and internal security agency, the Shabak, arrested Wissam Nasser, 21, a student at the University of al-Najah in Nablus last February.

They said Nasser was recruited by Hezbollah during a visit to Lebanon to see relatives.

Nasser's relatives put him in contact with Hezbollah, which trained him on the use of arms and monitoring equipment, including cameras to photograph Israeli military installations, army bases and settlements.

The sources said Nasser supplied Hezbollah with information and pictures through electronic mail and helped the Lebanese militant group prepare plans to attack a senior Israeli official.

They did not identify the allegedly targeted official.

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