The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has quoted an unnamed European security official as saying that Israel had planned to assassinate Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the day of Ashura, November 4.
According to al-Alam news network, the official, who works in a European country’s embassy in Tel Aviv, said Israel planned to launch a precision-guided missile with a low destructive power from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to suggest that it was a suicide attack not a missile attack.
The Zionist regime was to carry out the attack on the day of Ashura, the tenth day of the Hijri lunar calendar month of Muharram which fell on November 4 this year.
The Hezbollah leader delivered a public speech on that day, which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS) and his companions in the Battle of Karbala in 680 A.D.
The European security official said the attack failed due to logistical problems and the sophisticated technology used by Hezbollah security units.