Nasrallah has toyed with Israeli assassination attempts - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 22.06.10 | 17:47 (IDT)

    We can only guess at how many times Israel has attempted to assassinate Nasrallah. We know that two of them happened during the 2006 war. On the first occasion Israel suddenly became interested in a "bunker" in South Beruit. There was a sense of anticipation in Israels COS office and the media was alerted that an announcement was imminent. Meanwhile, the IAF was pounding the bunker location, reducing it to a massive crater. In the end, no announcement was made and the media dispersed although they did report the nonevent. Toward the end of the war, Israeli commandos arrived by helicopter in a small town in north Lebanon, near the Syrian border. The commandos swept through the small town unopposed and collected a laborer named Nasrallah. He was taken away but then later released. Two thoughts come to mind. (1) The real Nasrallah has a fine sense of humor and enjoys baiting Israeli intelligence. (2) Killing Nasrallah may be more dangerous for Israel than keeping him alive.

    from the article: Report: Hezbollah prepares retaliation for potential Nasrallah assassination
    First published 16:38 22.06.10 | Last updated 16:38 22.06.10
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