Egypt Moves Against Hezbollah Smuggling

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Egypt says it has broken up a major Hezbollah terrorist network.

Egyptian authorities say 49 Hezbollah sympathizers have been arrested in recent months. They are suspected of smuggling weapons and ammunition, plotting attacks. and spying.

The main suspect reportedly admitted to his interrogators that the cell's main objective was to smuggle weapons and terrorists into the Gaza strip for Hamas.

Click play for more insight from CBN News Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claims they did not intend to carry out attacks inside Egypt, and wanted only to aid the Palestinians.

CBN News recently spoke with Jehan Sadat, the widow of slain Egyptian President Anwar Sadat about Hamas and Hezbollah's actions in the Middle East.

"They should recognize Israel, stop fighting, and sit and negotiate and do like (Anwar) Sadat and (former Israeli Prime MInister Menachim) Begin did," she said. "This is the only way to take their land and to live in peace together."

The Egyptian government says 13 other Hezbollah operatives are still at large in the country's Sinai peninsula.

A Hamas spokesman praised Hezbollah's actions, but denied his group knew anything about the planned smuggling operation.

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