Hezbollah Chief Accuses Mossad of Assassinating Palestinian Fugitive in Bulgaria; Calls Israel ‘Worthy’ of Terrorist Organization Label
JNS.org – Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, on Sunday accused Israel and its foreign intelligence agency, the Mossad, of killing fugitive terrorist Omar Nayef Zayed in the Palestinian embassy in Bulgaria last month.
“The Mossad assassinated him and the Arab regimes don’t raise a finger,” Nasrallah said in a speech aired by Al-Manar, the Hezbollah-affiliated satellite television station.
Zayed, from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group, was convicted for the murder of yeshiva student Eliyahu Amedi in Jerusalem in 1986 and given a life sentence. He escaped in 1990 after being admitted to the hospital for medical treatment, and lived in several Arab states before eventually settling in Bulgaria.
Nasrallah claimed that Israel is refraining from attacking Lebanon because it fears Hezbollah’s response. In his speech, he addressed the muddied relations between Hezbollah and Saudi Arabia, which along with other Persian Gulf states recently labeled Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
“Israel is the one worthy of this characterization,” said Nasrallah.