Hezbollah Said to Have Hit-list of Israelis to Avenge Mughniyeh Hit

Hezbollah is still plotting to carry out a "revenge assassination" of a senior Israeli figure, according to the Kuwaiti daily Al-Rai al-Aam. Among the figures allegedly on Hezbollah's list are former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Dan Halutz, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and former prime minister Ehud Olmert.

According to the report the attack would be in retaliation for the assassination of the group's terrorist mastermind, Imad Mughniyeh, on February 12, 2008, in Damascus, which the Shi'ite organization attributes to Mossad.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah September 16, 2010 AP

The newspaper report claims that Hezbollah has a list of senior Israeli targets, and has placed their photographs on playing cards, similar to those used by the U.S. during the Iraq War to familiarize soldiers with wanted members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

The Kuwaiti daily has reported often of late on tensions between Israel and Hezbollah.

"Hezbollah will not quit for a moment in its surveillance of senior Israelis who were involved in the killing of Mughniyeh," the report states, and offers a list of names which include Mossad chief Meir Dagan, IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, and Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin.

The report quotes Hezbollah sources which note that the group is aware of the tight security around some of the individuals named, and notes that Dagan often travels to Mossad headquarters, which the article places in Herzliya.