Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, scheduled to visit Beirut for the first time in 27 years, will join the other intransigent Palestinian group leaders to participate in a conference called by rival Palestinian kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas, to tackle ‘calamitous’ UAE peace deal with Israel.
By i24NEWS, Ynet
Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh returned to Beirut for the first time in 27 years, a spokesperson for the terror group said on Tuesday.
His visit was suddenly canceled Monday night before being put back on the agenda on Tuesday morning.
The current leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar (L) and the senior Political Leader of Hamas and formerly one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, Ismaïl Haniyeh (R) – Photo: AFP/Archives
From Beirut, Haniyeh was to participate by video conference in a meeting Thursday headed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya channel reported. Continue Reading »
Report from the Israeli Research and Education group exposes multiple civilian sites in the Lebanese capital that are exploited for the production, storage, and launching of Hezbollah’s medium-range ballistic missiles, all provided by Iran.
By i24NEWS, Ynet
At least 28 missile sites connected to Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization have been located in civilian areas across Beirut, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday, citing a report from the Alma Research and Education Center.
The report reveals that the sites are used for the production, storage, and launches of medium-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, such as the Iranian Fateh-110 and its Syrian equivalent, the M600. Continue Reading »
As images and videos shown world-wide of the exposed underground openings at the blast-site by SkyNews and Russia’s Sputnik News, the Lebanese Armed Forces have continued to deny the existence of the tunnels.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Videos circulating online, as well as rumors and reports, indicate that “tunnels” have been found in the wake of the Beirut explosions. Some have asserted that this is evidence of Hezbollah “tunnels” storing weapons at the Port of Beirut, while others think they were used for human trafficking. Both SkyNews and Russia’s Sputnik News claimed there was a “labyrinth network of tunnels.”
Incredible: while #Lebanon’s Army is denying the existence of suspicious tunnels around #Beirut port, Sky News broadcasts an alleged portion of one.
A Russian ship transporting 2,750 tonnes of highly combustible ammonium nitrate was to be delivered to a Mozambique explosives maker, but was diverted in an unscheduled stop to Lebanon, where it was subsequently stored in a manner not in accordance with accepted safety standards in a Beirut port hanger.
The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut’s deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there.
“They were being greedy,” said Boris Prokoshev, who was captain of the Rhosus in 2013 when he says the owner told him to make an unscheduled stop in Lebanon to pick up extra cargo. Continue Reading »
WATCH: On their websites ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacre from two explosions in Beirut’s southern Shi’ite neighborhood, next to Burj al-Barajneh. – Last count: 41 dead, at least 200 injured.
By Arutz Sheva staff
Two explosions in a predominantly Shi’ite area of southern Beirut have killed at least 41 people, according to the Lebanese Health Ministry as cited by Al Jazeera. At least 200 are said to be injured.
The two blasts were separated by minutes. Local reports indicate two suicide bombers conducted the attacks and that the body of a third suicide bomber> was found at the scene of the bombings. Continue Reading »
Lebanon sends national troops into Hezbollah dominated suburbs in southern Lebanon, taking control over checkpoints and halting Hezbollah activities in Christian areas.
By Maayana Miskin
Lebanon’s government has announced that it will send the national army to secure Hezbollah-dominated suburbs in the south of the country, including the terrorist movement’s stronghold in the Dahiyeh neighborhood of Beirut.
Hezbollah supporters in Lebanon – AFP/Mahmoud Zayyat
The decision to send soldiers into Lebanese cities comes in the wake of multiple recent bombing attacks. The attacks have left more than 70 people dead and over 1,000 wounded.
A Sunni group takes responsibility for 2nd bomb attack in a Hezbollah stronghold, issuing stern warning to the terrorist group’s chief.
Warnings & claims of responsibility ignored as Lebanese Shiites prefer blaming Israel.
By Elad Benari
A Sunni Islamist group took credit on Thursday for the car bombing in a Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut which killed at least 20 people.
Scene of explosion in Beirut – Reuters
Shortly after news of the attack broke, an online video surfaced showing three masked men, two of them holding rifles, in front of a white flag inscribed with the Islamic profession of faith, reported AFP. Continue Reading »
Hezbollah gunmen opens fire on unarmed civilian anti-Hezbollah demonstrators as they were arriving at the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.
One dead, several wounded.
BEIRUT – A Lebanese protester was killed outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Sunday after gunmen from the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia Hezbollah opened fire when anti-Hezbollah Shi’ite demonstrators approached, witnesses and officials said.
Hezbollah supporters attack a bus carrying anti-Hezbollah protesters in front of the Iranian embassy – Photo: Reuters
The Lebanese army deployed tanks and erected roadblocks across Beirut following the shooting, fearing a flare-up in sectarian and factional hostility. Protesters had condemned Iranian and Hezbollah backing for the Syrian president in a civil war that has been spreading across Lebanon’s border.
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