IDF Chief Warns Hezbollah on Overseas Terror Plots

Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz's statement comes following recent terror arrests in Azerbaijan and Thailand.

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that Hezbollah and other terrorist groups are trying to conduct attacks against Israeli targets overseas.

"During this time period, when our enemies in the north are refraining from actions due to fear of a harsh response, we are witnessing efforts by Hezbollah and other hostile elements to carry our vicious terror attacks far from Israeli territory, for example what we saw in recent reports about attempted attacks in Thailand," Gantz said.

IDF Chief of staff Benny Gantz
IDF Chief of Staff Benny GantzMichal Fattal

"I suggest that no one test our resolve," he warned.

Last week, three men were detained after planning to attack two Israelis employed by a Jewish school in Baku, the Azerbaijan Ministry of National Security revealed.

In mid-January, a Lebanese-Swedish man was arrested in Thailand on suspicion of being involved in a Hezbollah plot to carry out attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets in Bangkok.