In November 2008, Egyptian authorities broke up what they said was a Hezbollah network plotting attacks in
Egypt. While some of the charges appear to have been exaggerated, and it is clear that not all those arrested were
in fact Hezbollah operatives, a careful examination reveals that a Hezbollah network was, in fact, operating on
Egyptian soil. Tat it was originally tasked with carrying out neither surveillance nor attacks makes the case all
the more intriguing, especially when compared with other cells that faced similar reassignments. As a case study,
the Hezbollah network—which demonstrated the use of several known Hezbollah modus operandi—underscores
how Hezbollah operates around the world in general, and in the Middle East in particular.