Hezbollah Terror Plot Against Israelis in Bangkok Foiled

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A Hezbollah terror plot against Israeli tourists in Bangkok was foiled, and the investigation is proceeding swiftly, Israel Hayom reports.

Two alleged Hezbollah terrorists were arrested in Thailand; one admitted to planning an attack on Israeli tourists.

The men have been identified as French-Lebanese national Daoud Farhat and Lebanese-Filipino national Youssef Ayad. […]

Thailand's deputy national police chief Winai Thongsong said the men were arrested at different locations in Bangkok after Thai police received intelligence from Israel about a planned attack on Israeli tourists during Passover.

The Thai source said investigators believe at least nine suspected foreign terrorists connected to Hezbollah are somewhere in Thailand. Authorities are attempting to track them down, he said.

The source also said Ayad had given useful information to police and admitted his cell entered Thailand to carry out a bomb attack against Israeli tourists and other Israeli groups on Khao San Road during Songkran.