The Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group is attempting to recruit Israeli citizens as operatives, according to Breitbart News, following the arrest of two Arab Israeli women this month who were recruited by a Lebanon-based operative to carry out terrorist activities.
The operative, journalist Beirut Hamud with the Hezbollah-linked Al-Akhbar newspaper, was born in Israel but now lives in Lebanon. She contacted two women from her hometown and met them in Turkey in December, where she tried to recruit them to Hezbollah.
“During the investigation the contact between the two and Beirut was confirmed, as well as information about the meeting in Turkey and the way in which Hezbollah worked through Beirut and her husband to enlist additional Israelis for Hezbollah operations,” a statement from the Shin Bet security agency read.
Shin Bet added that it would continue to “work tirelessly to monitor and thwart any espionage or terror activities by Hezbollah” and underlined the “gravity with which it views the exploitation of Israeli citizenship in the aid of terrorist and espionage activities.”