Iranian-backed Hezbollah plotting havoc for Lebanon
Fears it will be fingered in probe of country's former prime minister
Posted: November 22, 2010 9:23 pm Eastern
By Aaron Klein © 2010 WorldNetDaily
JERUSALEM – The Iranian-backed Hezbollah Islamic group has been plotting with Palestinian groups to start violence inside Lebanon if Hezbollah is fingered in an international death probe, as is widely expected.
There has been concern Hezbollah might try to spark a conflict either with Israel or create civic strife within Lebanon to deflect attention from the U.N. tribunal investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who died in a car bomb explosion in 2005.
Hezbollah and ally Syria have been widely blamed for the incident.
The probe reportedly is set to indict members of Hezbollah. The indictments may come as soon as the next few weeks, according to reports, although it seems the investigation may be stalled until at least January.
Hezbollah is deeply concerned about the political fallout within Lebanon if its members are accused of murdering Hariri.
According to senior Arab security sources speaking to WND, Hezbollah last week held a series of meetings with Syrian and Lebanese-based members of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Palestinian group. The conversations revolved around coordinating military steps to destabilize the situation in Lebanon after the release of the U.N. probe.
The sources said Hezbollah also met about the matter with other Palestinian groups that receive funding from Iran as well as the Baath party in Lebanon.
Palestinian organizations, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, maintain a strong presence in Palestinian camps inside Lebanon. These groups have been accused of fomenting violence at times of political convenience for Hezbollah.
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