While Israel prepares to conduct a lopsided trade with Hizballah, exchanging a celebrity terrorist killer for the bodies of two soldiers believed to already be dead, the Lebanese terror group is readying its next attack against the Jewish state.
That according a Lebanese journalist with close ties to Hizballah, who wrote in Monday's edition of the daily newspaper Al-Akhbar that the group has already planned out its retaliatory strike for the February assassination of its co-founder and operational leader Imad Mughniyah in Damascus.
All that is holding back execution of the attack is the current political situation in Lebanon, which Hizballah is working to bring under control after winning veto power over the government, wrote Ibrahim al-Amin.
The columnist also said that Hizballah views itself as free to continue conducting cross-border attacks against northern Israel so long as Jerusalem fails to provide maps of remaining minefields near the Israel-Lebanon border.
Al-Amin noted that Hizballah is rebuilding its military capability, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, and that the UN forces based in southern Lebanon dare not oppose that effort.