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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Honduras designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

(January 7, 2020 / Israel Hayom) Honduras announced on Monday that it is officially designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

The office of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández released a statement saying, “Honduras joins Guatemala and other countries in announcing that Hezbollah will be declared an international terrorist…

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German parliament calls for full ban of Hezbollah activities

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s parliament passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national ban on the activities of Hezbollah and for the Lebanese militant group to be put on the European Union’s terrorist list.

Mathias Middelberg, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in parliament, said the joint resolution was agreed upon with…

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German parliament passes measure urging government to outlaw Hezbollah activity

The German parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling on the government in Berlin to outlaw activities of the Iranian-backed, Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah.

The nonbinding motion was supported by the two major parties that make up Germany’s ruling coalition, as well as by a small opposition party called FDP, thus passing with…

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US sanctions men, companies accused of laundering money for Hezbollah

(December 16, 2019 / JNS) The United States sanctioned two top Hezbollah money-launderers on Friday—one in Lebanon and the other in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—and their companies.

“Hezbollah continues to use seemingly legitimate businesses as front companies to raise and launder funds in countries like the DRC, where it can use bribery…

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Guatemala to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei told Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Sunday that he plans to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

Giammattei, who is on his first visit to Israel this week, said he will implement the move once he takes office next month. He further clarified that he…

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Hezbollah uses Germany to finance terrorism, weapons purchases

The Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah uses a center in Berlin as well as other locations across Germany to recruit members and raise funds for terrorism and weapons purchases, according to a report by the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper.
Tagesspiegel on Saturday published a detailed exposé on how the Lebanese terrorist organization…

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Members of Congress send bipartisan letter to UN, urging it to confront Hezbollah

(November 19, 2019 / JNS) A bipartisan group of 240 members of Congress have sent a letter to U.N. Secretary General António Guterres, calling on the international community to confront the terrorist group Hezbollah.

More than 13 years ago, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1701 to end the Second Lebanon War between Israel…

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Israel asks West to condition Lebanon aid on action against Hezbollah missiles

With the political crisis showing no sign of abating in Lebanon, Israeli officials said Wednesday they have asked partners in the international community to condition any aid to the country on efforts to get rid of advanced arms stationed there.

“In discreet talks with various capitals, we made it clear that any aid meant to guarantee the…

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US sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on the Iran-backed Hezbollah and warned they could soon expand to its allies, further deepening the tiny Arab country’s economic crisis.

The Trump…

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Future US sanctions will hit Hezbollah benefactors: source

Beirut (AFP) – A US official warned Lebanese politicians on Monday that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing “material” support to the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, a Lebanese source told AFP.

Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met Prime Minister Saad Hariri and parliament…

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Hezbollah member arrested for scouting possible terror sites in New York, Boston

(September 19, 2019 / JNS) A man suspected of being an operative in New York for the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah was recently arrested.

Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, N.J., has been in federal custody since July, facing charges for scouting dozens of targets for the terrorist entity, including the Empire State Building, the Statue…

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Hezbollah fires rockets at IDF base in northern Israel; no injuries reported

Hezbollah fired several guided anti-tank missiles from Lebanon towards an army base on Israel’s northern border on Sunday, destroying an Israel Defense Forces’ vehicle. Despite Hezbollah claims that the attack had “killed and injured” the vehicle’s occupants, the IDF reported that there had been nobody was inside the vehicle when it was hit.

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Hezbollah fires into Israel, IDF responds, as tension keeps mounting

Several anti-tank missiles were fired by Hezbollah toward an IDF base and at military vehicles along the northern border on Sunday, and Israel’s military responded by firing over 100 artillery shells into southern Lebanon as well launching an airstrike against the cell responsible for the attack.

There were no injuries or casualties reported in…

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Hezbollah fires anti-tank missiles at military jeep, IDF base; none hurt

The Hezbollah terror group fired several anti-tank guided missiles at an army base and a military jeep just inside northern Israel’s border with Lebanon on Sunday afternoon, causing no injuries, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Military sources said that the vehicle was empty when it was struck, but that soldiers had been inside half an hour…

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Hezbollah No. 2 threatens Israel with ‘surprise’ retaliation in ‘coming days’

The deputy leader of Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah on Tuesday night warned that his movement would deliver a “surprise” response in the coming days to a series of alleged Israeli raids.

Tensions between Hezbollah and Israel have skyrocketed since Saturday night, when two of the group’s members were killed in an Israeli strike in…

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Paraguay labels Hezbollah a terror group, Brazil may follow

Foreign Minister Israel Katz praised Paraguay for its decision announced on Monday to designate Hezbollah and Hamas as terrorists organizations. Paraguay has now joined a list of countries including the United States, Argentina, Canada, Israel, the United Kingdom, and others that have recognized Hezbollah as a terror organization.

“This decision…

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US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine

WASHINGTON — A Lebanese businessman designated by US authorities as an important financial supporter of Hezbollah was sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to forfeit $50 million, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Kassim Tajideen, 63, pleaded guilty in December to one count of conspiracy to launder money as part of a scheme to evade…

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‘The Port of Beirut has become the Port of Hezbollah’

(July 24, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Tuesday presented new evidence to the U.N. Security Council showing how Iran is using civilian transport routes to arm Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah.

Speaking at the United Nations headquarters just days after Iran seized a British oil tanker and amid…