Op-ed: Detailing how the Levantine state dug itself into its current predicament, Lebanon offers a tragic case in point of how “anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.”
By Sean Durns
(JNS) “One of the lessons that we learn from studying Jewish history,” the historian Paul Johnson observed, “is that anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.” Lebanon offers a tragic case in point.
Damage after the Beirut explosion. Aug 2020. – Photo courtesy: Mehr News Agency via Wikimedia
Aug. 4 marked the one-year anniversary of the Port of Beirut explosion, in which a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded, killing at least 218 people, injuring hundreds more and leaving thousands homeless. Continue Reading »
The IDF warns that a possible explosion of Hezbollah’s missile warehouse would be at least half the size of last year’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut that devastated the capital and killed at least 211 people.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Israeli military on Wednesday shared intelligence of a possible target belonging to Hezbollah in the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Ebba in the Nabatieh Governorate.
According to the IDF, the terror group is storing rockets, military-grade explosives and other weapons in a residential building just 25m from a school with 300 students.
The explosion of the warehouse would be half the size of the Beirut explosion of last year that killed at least 211 people and badly damaged a large part of the city. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Defense Minister said while inaugurating a monument in honor of Southern Lebanese Army (SLA) soldiers, “as an Israeli, as a Jew and as a human being, my heart aches seeing the images of people going hungry on the streets of Lebanon.”
Defense Minister Benny Gantz has offered to send humanitarian aid to Lebanon through UNIFIL force to contend with the spiraling crisis the country is facing.
Israel prepares convoy of trucks with humanitarian aid for delivery. May 15 2018 – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Lebanon is facing an unprecedented financial crisis. Food and medicine are scarce, there are long lines for fuel, the local currency has lost more than 90% of its value in less than two years, and unemployment is skyrocketing. Continue Reading »
— SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT —
Four Syrian soldiers were reportedly injured and heavy material damage was reported following an airstrike targeted in Damascus by IAF jets on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.
By TZVI JOFFRE
Four Syrian soldiers were injured and material damage was reported after an alleged Israeli airstrike targeted Damascus on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.
The strikes reportedly came from the direction of the Golan Heights and Lebanon, with Lebanese media reporting Israeli aircraft flying over large portions of Lebanon.
A large explosion was heard near the border between Israel and Lebanon during the strikes after a Syrian air defense missile was fired towards an Israeli aircraft in the area, according to Hezbollah-affiliated reporter Ali Shoeib. Continue Reading »
Israel’s alleged disruption of Iran’s illegal oil-smuggling to Syria (that directly finances Hezbollah’s regional expansion & terror activities), then Tehran’s subsequent maritime retaliations, appears to have exasperated Biden officials that are seeking to renew negotiations with the Iranians.
By Yaakov Lappin and JNS
Recent reports suggest that the United States is disturbed by aspects of the Israeli-Iranian shadow war raging across the region – in this case, at sea. It seems reasonable to conclude that Washington is trying to lower tensions it fears can spoil attempts to negotiate a new nuclear agreement with Tehran.
American sources told The Wall Street Journal in recent days that since 2019, Israel allegedly attacked 12 ships illegally carrying Iranian oil to Syria, using weapons such as limpet mines to damage the vessels. Continue Reading »
A Lebanese newspaper says the group known as ‘SpiderZ’ leaked lists of bank customers with details of over 100,000 depositors, 200,000 borrowers and named the banks that cooperate with Hezbollah’s illicit businesses.
By Tal Shahaf
A mysterious hacker group said Tuesday that it had executed a successful cyberattack against Lebanese terror group Hezbollah’s financial wing, Al-Qard al-Hassan, which includes a functioning banking system.
According to the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star, the group known as “SpiderZ”, already leaked passport photos, details on customers and senior executives, as well as security camera footage from inside the bank, all allegedly gathered during the attack. Continue Reading »
Terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah denounced Binyamin Netanyahu’s exposure of Hezbollah missile cache locations in an address to the United Nations saying, Netanyahu was trying “to incite the Lebanese people against Hezbollah, as usual.”
– Watch PM Netanyahu’s video address to the UN
By Elad Benari
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was lying when he said during his speech to the UN General Assembly that Hezbollah is storing missiles in the neighborhood of Janah near the Beirut airport.
PM Netanyahu during UN address reveals Hezbollah weapons depot near Beirut Airport – Screenshot: YouTube, PMO
“A short while ago, the enemy’s prime minister spoke directly in a speech at the United Nations, saying things in order to incite the Lebanese people against Hezbollah, as usual,” said Nasrallah, according to Reuters. Continue Reading »
IDF goes on high-alert after Israel’s Defense Minister orders his generals to prepare plans that ‘neutralize’ Lebanese infrastructure in a quick-response retaliatory strike should Hezbollah, now a major party in Lebanon’s government, fulfill its vow to attack Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) on Thursday ordered the IDF to prepare a response targeting Lebanon, in case Hezbollah harms IDF soldiers or Israeli citizens, Israel Hayom reported.
According to the report, the IDF was ordered to destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure in the case of a Hezbollah attack on Israel.
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Hezbollah fighters hold flags as they attend the memorial of their slain leader Sheik Abbas al-Mousawi in Tefahta village, south Lebanon.
Cleared for Publication: Squad of Hezbollah terrorists chased back into Lebanese territory after IDF forces catch them attempting to infiltrate Israel to extract revenge for death of operative killed in Syrian weapons’ depot missile attack.
– Terrorists reportedly killed; IDF soldiers & Israeli civilians safe & sound.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
At least three terrorists (maybe 4) from Hezbollah attempted to infiltrate Israeli territory from Lebanon Monday afternoon, the IDF has cleared for publication.
Watching Lebanon’s border near Har Dov. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
IDF spotters observed the terrorists in the midst of the infiltration attempt and called combat soldiers to the scene. Continue Reading »
IDF’s spokesperson reports the military is increasing infantry troops in the North after Asharq al-Awsat newspaper quoted Iran-backed group admitting they plan to retaliate for the Hezbollah fighter’s death during the alleged Israeli attack in Damascus on Monday.
By Daniel Salami
The Israeli military said Thursday it was reinforcing the country’s northern border with infantry troops after the Hezbollah terror group threatened to retaliate for the killing of one of its fighters in an alleged IDF raid in Syria earlier this week.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the additional deployment is done “in accordance with the situational assessment” and that life of local farmers and holidaymakers is not expected to be affected. Continue Reading »
Released for publication: Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says it foiled the plans of an Iranian and Hezbollah run Palestinian terror cell, working under the guise of a PA humanitarian aid agency, to kidnap an IDF soldier in order to force the release of jailed Palestinian terrorists.
By Yoav Zitun
Israel has uncovered an Iranian-backed terror cell operating under the guise of a humanitarian aid agency in the Palestinian Authority-run West Bank, officials from the Shin Bet security service said Tuesday.
The discovery of the cell by the Shin Bet and IDF prevented terror attacks planned for the West Bank, the officials said. Continue Reading »
Saying Berlin caved to Zionist and American pressure, Iran slammed Germany’s ban on Hezbollah’s activities saying, “The German government must face the negative consequences of its decision in the fight against real terrorist groups in the region.”
By Elad Benari
Iran on Friday slammed Germany’s ban on the activities of the Hezbollah terrorist organization on its soil, saying it would face consequences for its decision to “give in to Israeli and US pressure.”
In a statement quoted by AFP, Iran’s foreign ministry said the ban ignores “realities in West Asia”.
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Syrian media reported that on Thursday night, the second attack within a week, Israeli helicopters from Israel’s side of the Golan Heights, launched an air strike on Hezbollah targets in the Quneitra region.
By Elad Benari
Syrian television reported on Thursday night that Israeli aircraft attacked several targets in southern Syria with missiles.
A radio station affiliated with the Syrian regime said that the attack had taken place in the Quneitra area. There were no reports of injuries, only of damage to property.
UN base outside of Quneitra, Golan Heights – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The Iranian channel Al-Alam in also reported an Israeli attack in the area. Continue Reading »
Foreign pro-Syrian sources say the Iran-backed passengers escaped the car before it was destroyed by an Israeli drone; Sky News Arabia reported the vehicle was carrying a Hezbollah commander belonging to the Lebanese terror group near Syria-Lebanon border.
By Daniel Salami
An Israeli drone targeted a car carrying forces from Iran-backed Hezbollah in Syria near the Lebanese border, a commander in the pro-Damascus regional alliance and a security source said.
The sources said there were no casualties, with the passengers escaping before the car was hit and destroyed.
The Israeli made Hermes 900 drone – Photo courtesy/ Elbit Systems
Sky News Arabia reported the targeted vehicle was carrying a commander belonging to the Lebanese terror group. Continue Reading »