Arab media reports earlier this week stated the elite IDF Sayeret Matkal reconnaissance unit aborted a planned hit against Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah when they realized the heavy security around the terrorist leader made the plan too risky. Israeli officials are not responding to the reports.
The Telegraph, published in Holland, quoted a European source for the report, which has received respectable coverage in the Arab media. It stated the planned operation was called off due to logistical reasons, with some reports citing the heavy security as the logistical concerns that led to the decision.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)