CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel security officials issued a warning to Israelis vacationing or working in Western African countries to be on high alert against an attack by terrorists affiliated with Lebanon's Hezbollah.
The officials believe that once the prisoner swap with Hezbollah is completed, with the pending release of five Palestinian prisoners, the terror group has no more need to postpone its plans.
The swap began last month, with Israel's release of convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, four Lebanese terrorists and the remains of 200 Lebanese prisoners in exchange for the bodies of IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev.
Since the assassination of arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, a senior Hezbollah commander, in February in Damascus, Hezbollah has vowed to avenge his death against Jewish targets worldwide.
Hezbollah blames Israel for Mughniyeh's assassination, though Israel denies having had any part in it.
Israeli Intelligence believes the terror group will target Israelis in a third-world country rather than try another cross-border attack, like the one that precipitated the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006.
According to security officials, Israelis should exercise caution when traveling alone and avoid gathering in large groups.
Source: The Jerusalem Post