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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Netanyahu reveals Hezbollah arms depot in Beirut, warns of second deadly blast

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

09/29/2020 Israeli PM says willing to negotiate with the Palestinians ‘on the basis of the Trump plan’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled Tuesday night photographs showing secret Hezbollah arms depots adjacent to civilian residences and a gas station, urging the Lebanese population to “tear these depots down.” In a speech addressing the 75th UN … Read More

Defying Macron, Hezbollah says it will continue to fight Israel

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

09/29/20 Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group on Monday rejected criticism from French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday after he panned its political machinations. And it vowed to remain committed to fighting Israel, as the country is paralyzed by its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Macron on Sunday accused Lebanon’s political leaders of “collective betrayal” … Read More

Commander of Navy’s 914 Squadron to Hezbollah: Don’t test us

Friday, September 25, 2020

09/24/2020 Four months after the IDF first raised its alertness level in northern Israel, the Navy’s 914 Squadron remains ready to respond to any threat along the border with Lebanon. Despite the quiet that is felt by residents, “there’s nothing quiet when commanding an operational squadron, especially in the North,” Commander of Squadron 914 Lt.-Col. … Read More

Explosion rocks alleged Hezbollah arms cache in Lebanon, casualties reported

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

09/22/2020 A Hezbollah weapons cache exploded in a small town in southern Lebanon on Monday, sending up billowing clouds of black smoke, causing widespread damage and several casualties, according to unconfirmed reports. While there was no immediate confirmation by officials as to the cause of the explosion in the small town of Ain Qana, an … Read More

Hezbollah has explosives stored across Europe, says US official

Friday, September 18, 2020

09/17/2020 Hezbollah has smuggled explosives, including ammonium nitrate, to Europe where it has a network of stores, a senior US State Department official disclosed on Thursday evening. The stores, established by the Iran-backed group across Europe since 2012, included ammonium nitrate – the same chemical that caused the devastating August 4 explosion in Beirut, which … Read More

Israel’s security agency arrests suspected Hezbollah recruiter in East Jerusalem

Thursday, September 17, 2020

09/17/2020 Woman spotted by Hezbollah, recruited after attending youth conference in Lebanon in 2015 The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested a suspected Hezbollah recruiter based in East Jerusalem, the agency revealed Thursday. Yasmin Jaber, a staffer with the National Library at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was arrested and brought in for questioning on … Read More

US Sanctions Two Ex‐Lebanese Government Ministers for Providing ‘Material Support’ to Hezbollah

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

09/08/2020 Two former Lebanese government ministers were targeted by the US Treasury Department on Tuesday for their links to Hezbollah — the Iranian regime’s Shi’a terrorist proxy in Lebanon. In a statement, the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) confirmed that it had placed sanctions on ex-ministers Yusuf Finyanus and Ali Hassan Khalil. Both … Read More

Hezbollah Chief: We are looking to kill an Israeli soldier — and aren’t in a hurry

Sunday, August 30, 2020

08/30/2020 Hezbollah will only be satisfied when it has killed an Israeli soldier, thereby reestablishing “deterrence,” the Lebanon-based terror group’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday. “I want to be more clear than at any previous time: when Israel kills one of our fighters, we will kill one of your soldiers,” Nasrallah said in … Read More

UN Peacekeepers Investigating Flareup on Israel-Lebanon Border

Thursday, August 27, 2020

08/26/2020 The United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon UNIFIL on Wednesday announced it was launching an investigation into an apparent exchange of fire between the Israel Defense Forces and Hezbollah terror group along the Israeli-Lebanese border the night before. “I have launched an urgent investigation and I call on both parties to fully cooperate with … Read More