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November 18, 2014

Where's the Coverage? Hezbollah Terrorists Active in South America


Peruvian authorities will charge a Lebanese man, Mohammed Amadar, arrested last month in Lima after he confessed to being a member of Hezbollah and had been found with traces of TNT on his hands and in his apartment.

The Times of Israel wrote:

The suspect was reportedly gathering intelligence on Jewish institutions and places frequented by Israeli hikers. Authorities said that they were questioning Amadar to learn more about his intended targets.

According to a report in Haaretz, citing the local La Republica newspaper, Amadar arrived in Peru in November 2013 and married a woman with both Peruvian and American citizenship just two weeks later. The couple left for Brazil, and then returned to Peru earlier this year.

Peruvian authorities were tipped off to Amadar’s alleged activities by the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, and he was questioned after returning to Peru.

Authorities kept him under constant surveillance, discovering that neither he nor his wife worked, but received Western Union money transfers, a method often used by Hezbollah.

And Reuters reported:

The United States has designated Hezbollah a foreign terrorist organization since 1997, and U.S. officials have sought to limit the group's operations in South America.

They have expressed concern in particular about Iran supporting Hezbollah activities around the triple border area of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.

Yet, despite the Reuters story and the coverage in the local and Israeli press, no major media outlets reported this story.

As the negotiations continue between Iran and the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, the United Kingdom, China and Russia – plus Germany) on the extent to which Iran will be allowed to continue its nuclear program, Iranian-backed terrorists are operating in America’s back yard. This doesn’t warrant reporting in mainstream media outlets? Of course it does. So… Where’s the coverage?

Posted by SC at November 18, 2014 04:10 PM


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