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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Guatemala to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Monday, December 9, 2019

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei told Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Sunday that he plans to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Giammattei, who is on his first visit to Israel this week, said he will implement the move once he takes office next month. He further clarified that … Read More

Hezbollah uses Germany to finance terrorism, weapons purchases

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah uses a center in Berlin as well as other locations across Germany to recruit members and raise funds for terrorism and weapons purchases, according to a report by the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper. Tagesspiegel on Saturday published a detailed exposé on how the Lebanese terrorist organization uses Germany for “money generated” … Read More

Members of Congress send bipartisan letter to UN, urging it to confront Hezbollah

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

(November 19, 2019 / JNS) A bipartisan group of 240 members of Congress have sent a letter to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, calling on the international community to confront the terrorist group Hezbollah. More than 13 years ago, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1701 to end the Second Lebanon War between Israel … Read More

Israel asks West to condition Lebanon aid on action against Hezbollah missiles

Thursday, October 31, 2019

With the political crisis showing no sign of abating in Lebanon, Israeli officials said Wednesday they have asked partners in the international community to condition any aid to the country on efforts to get rid of advanced arms stationed there. “In discreet talks with various capitals, we made it clear that any aid meant to … Read More

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