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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Hezbollah leader calls on Lebanon to accept arms from Iran to confront Israel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The leader of Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah said Wednesday that he is willing to ask Iran to supply the Lebanese military with weapons and aerial defense systems to confront Israeli warplanes and called on Beirut to accept the offer. “Will the Lebanese government dare to accept the Iranian proposals? Why should Lebanon remain afraid to … Read More

Nasrallah: All of Israel will be struck by Hezbollah rockets

Monday, January 28, 2019

“We call on [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and the new chief of staff to not make mistakes in their assessments. They’ll regret it,” said Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of the Lebanese political and paramilitary party Hezbollah. “The price of aggression will be greater than they estimate,” said Nasrallah, speaking on Saturday night for the first … Read More

Military officials sent to NY to brief U.N. on Hezbollah tunnels

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Israel sent Military Intelligence officials to New York in recent weeks to meet with senior UN officials and representatives of the UN Security Council states to present intelligence information on Hezbollah’s tunnel network to keep the issue on the diplomatic agenda, Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said on Monday. Danon said the IDF officials … Read More

Hezbollah tunnel construction began before 2006 Second Lebanon War — report

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The construction of Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels began before the start of the 2006 Second Lebanon War and not three or four years ago as the army has claimed, Channel 13 news reported on Wednesday. The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the report. According to the television report, the then-head of the army’s Northern … Read More

Finding ‘6th, biggest and last’ Hezbollah tunnel, IDF ends Northern Shield op

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday declared that its effort to find and destroy Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels was coming to an end, following the discovery of another such underground passage over the weekend. “With the discover of this terror tunnel, the effort to locate the passages dug by Hezbollah that crossed the border into … Read More

UNIFIL confirms tunnel filled with cement by IDF crossed border, broke UN rules

Monday, December 31, 2018

United Nations peacekeeping forces on the Israeli-Lebanese border on Saturday confirmed that a tunnel filled up and destroyed by the Israeli army a day earlier had crossed the border into the Jewish state and was in “violation of resolution 1701,” the UN decision that ended 2006’s Second Lebanon War. It was the third such tunnel that UNIFIL … Read More

Army finds, destroys fifth attack tunnel from Lebanon

Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Israeli military announced Wednesday it had discovered a new cross-border attack tunnel from Lebanon, the fifth such subterranean passage it has uncovered since launching an operation to destroy the Hezbollah-dug tunnels. The latest tunnel was dug from Ayta ash Shab, a village across the border from the farming community of Shtula, and entered Israeli … Read More

UN fails to take action against Hezbollah terror tunnels

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The United Nations failed to take action during a special Security Council session Wednesday against cross-border attack tunnels that Israel says were dug by Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group. Ahead of the meeting, Israel had urged the council to condemn the Iran-backed Hezbollah and designate it a terrorist organization. Though the council took no action on … Read More

IDF starts sealing Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Israeli military said Thursday that it had begun to seal off the Hezbollah attack tunnels dug into northern Israel from southern Lebanon. Unlike attack tunnels from the Gaza Strip, which the army has at times destroyed with explosives, the Israel Defense Forces was plugging shut the passages from Lebanon, military officials said. It was not immediately … Read More

Israeli leader calls on UN to condemn Hezbollah over tunnels

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Israel’s prime minister Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn “wanton acts of aggression” by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten sanctions on it over attack tunnels it has dug into Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu said the council should “stand up for the truth” when it meets to … Read More