A New Fear For Israel

Israel's latest sweep of Palestinian towns has unearthed a worrying sign that an old foe is stepping up its role in the current intifadeh. So far, during the 22-month wave of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, Hizballah, has limited its involvement to training Palestinians from other terrorist groups, like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and helping build their military capability. But Israeli intelligence sources tell TIME that during Israel's invasion of Hebron two weeks ago, officials arrested a Hizballah operative who was planning a potentially devastating strike within Israel. The officials say the operative, a Lebanese-born Canadian...

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