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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Britain to blacklist Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror group

Monday, February 25, 2019

The United Kingdom on Monday moved to outlaw the Lebanese organization Hezbollah and recognize it in its entirety as a terror group, the British government said in a statement. The powerful Iran-backed Shiite terror group is part of a new government announced recently in Lebanon. While the cabinet is headed by Saad Hariri, the Western-backed … Read More

Hezbollah’s tunnels offer sneak peek at looming major conflict with Israel

Monday, February 25, 2019

For weeks, Israeli and Lebanese soldiers have eyed each other uneasily at close range while Israeli engineers neutralize cross-border infiltration tunnels. These sophisticated tunnels, clearly intended to attack civilians, embody Hezbollah’s ongoing efforts to threaten substantial harm to Israel. They are also a reminder of that border’s fragile calm, and the potential for major destruction and suffering … Read More

Nasrallah: Israel is aware Hezbollah can invade Galilee

Monday, February 18, 2019

Israel is aware of Hezbollah’s capability to invade the Galilee, the group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech on Saturday. While Hezbollah’s military is much better equipped than in 2000, the “Zionist enemy does not trust its military,” Nasrallah claimed. Israel launched “Operation Northern Shield” in December last year to identify and destroy cross-border … Read More

Lebanese PM says Hezbollah can keep arms, as new government convenes

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday indicated that his new government would allow terror group Hezbollah to keep its weapons, which have been frequently used to threaten Israel. Members of Lebanon’s Parliament began discussing the new government’s policy statement, which focuses on improving the country’s economic conditions. The statement said that Lebanese citizens have … Read More

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