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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Israel petitions UN Security Council to act on uncovered Hezbollah cell

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Israel on Wednesday filed a complaint with the UN Security Council shortly after revealing it had uncovered a terror cell near the border in the Syrian Golan Heights. “The State of Israel will not ignore the conversion of Syria and Lebanon into a military front against it and will act forcefully and aggressively against Tehran’s … Read More

IDF says it has exposed new Hezbollah cell operating from Syrian Golan Heights

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that it had exposed a Hezbollah terror cell established in a border village in the Syrian Golan Heights and vowed to prevent the Lebanese group from operating against Israel from Syrian soil. The IDF said the cell was comprised of Syrians, but led by Lebanese and “masterminded” by a … Read More

Hezbollah chief says Israel ‘scared,’ not ready for war

Monday, March 11, 2019

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that Israel is “scared” of another war with his Lebanese terror group, and claimed the Israeli military is unprepared for any such conflict. In a televised speech, Nasrallah pointed to the US military’s deployment this week of the advanced THAAD missile defense system in Israel for joint exercises as … Read More

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