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.


Resources

Tunnels and terror: A subterranean war

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

In April 2017, a lumbering American MC-130 prop plane flew over a mountainous area in eastern Afghanistan. Just before 8 p.m., the plane dropped a 9,797 kg. bomb, known as a GBU-43, the largest non-nuclear explosive ever used, on a tunnel network used by Islamic State. Thirty-six ISIS members were killed in the massive explosion that … Read More

With guns out, Israeli and Lebanese soldiers squabble at border

Monday, December 17, 2018

Rifles drawn, Israeli and Lebanese troops verbally sparred over Israel’s placement of concertina wire along the border line separating the two countries Monday morning, as part of an ongoing IDF effort to find and destroy cross-border attack tunnels. United Nations peacekeepers were at the scene, working to prevent conflict between the two sides. On December … Read More

IDF finds fourth Hezbollah attack tunnel on Israel-Lebanon border

Monday, December 17, 2018

The tunnel is the latest in a series uncovered by the Israeli army during a military operation dubbed “Northern Shield.” The army launched the operation on December 4, after years of intensive and careful planning. The army said in a statement Sunday that the tunnel, which was located over the weekend, “is under IDF control and … Read More

IDF unearths third tunnel, Hezbollah releases photos of operation

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Israel’s military announced that a third Hezbollah tunnel was unearthed on Tuesday, just hours after dozens of close-up pictures and videos of IDF troops taking part in Operation Northern Shield were released by Hezbollah including a map indicating where Israel’s military is currently operating. “Hezbollah’s war media department launched an intensified campaign to show the weakness and … Read More

Trump Signs Sanctions on Iran-Backed Hezbollah Terrorists

Friday, October 26, 2018

President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposing new sanctions against Hezbollah, the Iran-backed terrorist group behind the 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. Speaking Thursday at a White House event marking the 35th anniversary of the attack that killed 241 Marines, Trump said, “No terrorist group other than al-Qaida has more American blood on its hands.” Trump … Read More

Report: Iran sent advanced technology to improve Hezbollah rockets

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Fars Air Qeshm Boeing 747 touched down in Beirut at 2:04 p.m. on October 16. The large white aircraft had left Tehran at 9:33 that morning but had concealed its flight details from international tracking authorities. It stayed in Beirut for almost a day before leaving for Doha on October 17. That plane is … Read More

CUFI Ebriefing book on Hezbollah

Friday, September 14, 2018

HISTORY – IDEOLOGY – TERROR Download CUFI’s ebriefing book on Hezbollah’s ideology, anti-Semitism and terrorism. Download CUFI’s Hezbollah ebriefing book

Recognizing unique threats posed by terror groups, IDF drills for reorganization that would dissolve established units into unified fighting force; anti-drone laser also tested

Preparing for fight against Hezbollah, army tries out combat reshuffle

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The military has field-tested a new fighting method combining infantry, tanks and combat engineering into one unified force, as part of a major military reform meant to streamline the Israel Defense Forces, the army said Sunday. The method was tested during a drill simulating war in the north against the Hezbollah terrorist group, during which the … Read More

Israel’s Navy trains for Hezbollah attack on offshore infrastructures

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Israel’s navy successfully completed a complex training program last week led by a flotilla of missile boats, including both defensive and offensive attacks at sea, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced Wednesday. In the first part of the training, a drone believed to be posing a threat similar to that of a missile on a gas … Read More