Threats

Hezbollah

Hezbollah is one of the deadliest terror groups in the world. They are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans since the 1980s. They were founded, trained, and armed by Iran’s government and are commissioned with the destruction of Israel. Based in Lebanon along Israel’s northern border, Hezbollah has become the dominant political force in Lebanon and launches attacks against Israel from deep within civilian population centers. The terrorist organization has grown in size and sophistication, gaining experience in warfare through its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and is now more threatening to Israel than it has ever been in the past.


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US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

Friday, October 4, 2019

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-backed Hezbollah and warned they could soon expand to its allies, further deepening the tiny Arab country’s economic crisis. The Trump … Read More

Future US sanctions will hit Hezbollah benefactors: source

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Beirut (AFP) – A US official warned Lebanese politicians on Monday that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing “material” support to the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, a Lebanese source told AFP. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met Prime Minister Saad Hariri and parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday during … Read More

Hezbollah member arrested for scouting possible terror sites in New York, Boston

Friday, September 20, 2019

(September 19, 2019 / JNS) A man suspected of being an operative in New York for the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah was recently arrested. Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, N.J., has been in federal custody since July, facing charges for scouting dozens of targets for the terrorist entity, including the Empire State Building, the Statue … Read More

Hezbollah fires rockets at IDF base in northern Israel; no injuries reported

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Hezbollah fired several guided anti-tank missiles from Lebanon towards an army base on Israel’s northern border on Sunday, destroying an Israel Defense Forces’ vehicle. Despite Hezbollah claims that the attack had “killed and injured” the vehicle’s occupants, the IDF reported that there had been nobody was inside the vehicle when it was hit. Israeli news … Read More

Hezbollah fires into Israel, IDF responds, as tension keeps mounting

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Several anti-tank missiles were fired by Hezbollah toward an IDF base and at military vehicles along the northern border on Sunday, and Israel’s military responded by firing over 100 artillery shells into southern Lebanon as well launching an airstrike against the cell responsible for the attack. There were no injuries or casualties reported in the … Read More

Hezbollah fires anti-tank missiles at military jeep, IDF base; none hurt

Sunday, September 1, 2019

The Hezbollah terror group fired several anti-tank guided missiles at an army base and a military jeep just inside northern Israel’s border with Lebanon on Sunday afternoon, causing no injuries, the Israel Defense Forces said. Military sources said that the vehicle was empty when it was struck, but that soldiers had been inside half an … Read More

Hezbollah No. 2 threatens Israel with ‘surprise’ retaliation in ‘coming days’

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The deputy leader of Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah on Tuesday night warned that his movement would deliver a “surprise” response in the coming days to a series of alleged Israeli raids. Tensions between Hezbollah and Israel have skyrocketed since Saturday night, when two of the group’s members were killed in an Israeli strike in … Read More

Paraguay labels Hezbollah a terror group, Brazil may follow

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Foreign Minister Israel Katz praised Paraguay for its decision announced on Monday to designate Hezbollah and Hamas as terrorists organizations. Paraguay has now joined a list of countries including the United States, Argentina, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, and others that have recognized Hezbollah as a terror organization. “This decision contributes to the international struggle … Read More

US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine

Friday, August 9, 2019

WASHINGTON — A Lebanese businessman designated by US authorities as an important financial supporter of Hezbollah was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit $50 million, the Justice Department said Thursday. Kassim Tajideen, 63, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to launder money as part of a scheme to … Read More

‘The Port of Beirut has become the Port of Hezbollah’

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

(July 24, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Tuesday presented new evidence to the U.N. Security Council showing how Iran is using civilian transport routes to arm Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. Speaking at the United Nations headquarters just days after Iran seized a British oil tanker and amid … Read More