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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House bipartisan group urges Merkel to label Hezbollah a terror group

Monday, June 17, 2019

(June 14, 2019 / JNS) A bipartisan group of members in the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, urging Germany to officially designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group. The signees were Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.). This week, the German parliament rejected … Read More

Israeli intel led to 2015 discovery of Hezbollah bomb factory in London

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

(June 11, 2019 / JNS) It was intel provided by Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency that led to the 2015 discovery of a secret Hezbollah bomb factory in North West London, a senior Israeli official said on Monday. The remarks, made to Israel’s Kan public broadcaster, came after The Daily Telegraph revealed on Sunday that U.K. … Read More

Hezbollah said to bypass US sanctions by entering drug trade into Europe

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The Hezbollah terror group bypasses US sanctions against Iran and launders many millions of dollars by playing a key role in the global drug trade into Europe, Israeli researchers said Monday. The development came at the heels of a Daily Telegraph report Sunday that Britain had foiled Hezbollah efforts to stockpile explosives in London in … Read More

UK ‘kept hidden’ discovery of Hezbollah bomb cache in London shortly after 2015 Iran nuclear deal: report

Monday, June 10, 2019

British security forces in 2015 uncovered several Hezbollah weapons caches holding thousands of explosives in northwest London, in a case that was subsequently kept “hidden from the public”, the Daily Telegraph reported on Monday. Following a tip-off from a foreign government, British police and the MI5 intelligence service discovered thousands of disposable ice packs containing … Read More

Report: Syrian general with ties to Hezbollah, Iran, assassinated

Thursday, June 6, 2019

(June 6, 2019 / Israel Hayom) A high-ranking Syrian army commander was assassinated on Tuesday near the city of Sweida in the war-torn country’s southwest, dozens of miles from the border with Israel. Brig. Gen. Jamal al-Ahmad was gunned down by unknown assailants while touring the sector, the intelligence blog Intelli Times and London-based pan-Arabic … Read More

German lawmakers set to debate full ban on Hezbollah

Thursday, June 6, 2019

According to a draft resolution sponsored by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the Bundestag will debate a non-binding resolution to “examine whether the conditions exist for a ban on Hezbollah as one organization, and, if necessary, to issue such a prohibition and implement it immediately.” The resolution says the at the Iranian proxy group … Read More

Hezbollah member convicted in US for plotting attacks

Friday, May 17, 2019

A US federal court on Thursday indicted a man for procuring weapons and gathering intelligence on targets for terrorist attacks in New York City on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Ali Kourani, a 34-year-old American of Lebanese descent, was convicted of eight allegations including conspiracy to use weapons in a violent crime. The … Read More

U.S. offering $10 million for info on Hezbollah’s financial mechanisms

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – A new program will offer up to $10 million in rewards for information leading to the disruption of the global financial mechanisms of Hezbollah, the US Department of State announced Monday. It is the first time that the department is offering a reward for information regarding Hezbollah’s financial networks. According to a December … Read More

Hezbollah warns U.S. over sanctions against Iran and allies

Thursday, April 11, 2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah raised the prospect of retaliation by Iran and its allies over U.S. sanctions, saying on Wednesday that all options were on the table were Washington to take steps that “threaten our nation”. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the heavily armed Iranian-backed Shi’ite group, said the United States’ move this week … Read More

Hezbollah established new missile factory in Beirut- report

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Hezbollah has built a new missile factory in Beirut with the help of Iran, a Channel 13 report revealed on Monday night. Israeli intelligence reportedly shared the new information with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who warned Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri of the secret facility on his state visit to Lebanon in March … Read More