On Wednesday, the Israeli army announced that it had killed a suspect who was carrying an explosive belt in the north of the nation earlier this week. They also suggested that the Hezbollah organization in Lebanon may have been involved in the incident.
Hezbollah, a Shia organization supported by Iran and regarded as a “terrorist” organization by many Western nations, has a stronghold in southern Lebanon. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) maintains operations close to the Israeli border to serve as a buffer between Lebanon and Israel.
Monday’s occurrence had been subjected to an army-imposed information embargo lifted Wednesday evening.
The event occurs at a time when emotions are already high due to the escalating violence that has been taking place in the West Bank, which is under Israeli occupation this year.
Jerusalem was the site of the most recent anti-Israeli suicide bombing, which took place over seven years ago and injured 21 people.
According to the statement on Monday, “the army is investigating a possibility that the terrorist group Hezbollah was linked with the presumed assailant who was killed by gunfire on Monday.
When an explosive device was detonated in the region, the suspect was detained in a vehicle at one of the established border crossings in the north of Israel. This occurred at the Meggido intersection around 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Haifa.
The Israeli citizen who was gravely hurt in that explosion is thought to have been the target of the suspect.
According to statements made by the army at a news conference, “He could have utilized the explosive belt in the initial strike but decided not to.”
According to the report, it was their belief that he was intending to perform another terrorist act, maybe before committing suicide himself.
According to the army, the individual suspected of carrying out the act is thought to have ordered a vehicle to pick him up and transport him back toward the nation’s northern region.
The driver, whose name has not been disclosed at this time, is reportedly being questioned at this time, according to the statement.