A Lebanese Hezbollah operative arrested in Cyprus last week on terrorism charges may have been part of a wide-ranging effort by the terrorist group to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets.

The 26-year-old Lebanese man was arrested by security authorities in Cyprus on suspicion of planning to carry out a terrorist attack against Israeli tourists vacationing on the island.

The man, who is also a Canadian national, was found to be in possession of two tons of fertilisers containing ammonium nitrate — a chemical that can be used as an explosive. He was apprehended at his home in Larnaca.