Israel says Hezbollah could have been behind roadside bomb


TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli military stated Wednesday that troopers killed an armed man suspected of getting into the nation from Lebanon and blowing up a automobile, elevating the chance of renewed tensions with Hezbollah.

The safety state of affairs in Israel prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to chop quick his two-day go to to Germany, his workplace stated. Netanyahu will return late Thursday from Germany, a day sooner than deliberate, his workplace stated.

The military stated troopers stopped a automobile carrying the bombing suspect at a checkpoint Monday shortly after a roadside explosion critically injured a driver close to Megiddo Junction within the nation’s north. The suspect was carrying a suicide vest and had a rifle and a gun when he was stopped. The military stated it shot and killed the person and is questioning the driving force.

The military stated the machine that exploded was uncommon for the realm, exploding at a 90-degree angle. That led officers to suspect that the person infiltrated from Lebanon and should have been linked to Hezbollah.

Israel and Hezbollah are bitter enemies that fought a monthlong warfare in the summertime of 2006. Israel considers the Iran-backed Shiite militant group its most severe rapid menace, estimating that Hezbollah has some 150,000 rockets and missiles geared toward Israel.

Israel’s northern border with Lebanon has remained quiet however tense because the 2006 warfare.

But Israel found 4 years in the past what it stated was a community of tunnels constructed by Hezbollah alongside the border. Israel additionally regularly assaults targets in Syria, saying they’re Iranian weapons deliveries headed to Hezbollah.

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