BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army said in a communique on Tuesday that their forces had arrested a suspected Mossad agent over the attempted assassination of a Hamas official, Mohammad Hamdan, in the port city of Saida (var. Sidon).
According to the Lebanese Army, “one of the main perpetrators of the crime, who confessed to being tasked by Israeli intelligence.”
On Tuesday the army said in a statement a second male suspect “who carried out surveillance” before last year’s bombing had also been arrested.
The second suspect “has admitted to being a Mossad agent since 2014,” it said, without specifying his nationality.
On January 14th, a car bomb targeted Mohammad Hamdan in Saida city; this attack resulted in the wounding of the Hamas official’s leg.