Tag Archive for Hezbollah terrorism

Once laundering €1mil a week, Hezbollah found “a safe home in Germany”

With French authorities now prosecuting 15 members of the Hezbollah ‘criminal organization’ in Paris, the trial examines how Columbian narcotics money is being laundered in Germany to buy weapons for Syria, and possibly against Israel.



Lax German illicit terror finance policies permitted the US and EU proscribed Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah to run a vast criminal enterprise to raise funds through a money laundering operation in Europe and South America. French prosecutors put fifteen members of the criminal organization on trial on Tuesday  in Paris.

According to three German media outlets–NDR, WDR and the Süddeutsche Zeitung–two of the accused men lived in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and  an additional two men charged  lived near the city-state of Bremen in northern Germany. Continue Reading »

FBI arrest 2 Hezbollah trained terrorists planning attack on Israeli targets


The US Department of Justice announced arrests and indictments against two Hezbollah agents, one a resident of New York and another, a resident of Michigan, who sought out venues for terror-attacks in New York and in Panama.

By AP, Ynet


US federal authorities said they’ve interrupted efforts to identify potential terrorism targets in New York City and Panama, including US and Israeli embassies, by arresting a man in Michigan and another in New York.Court papers unsealed Thursday charge the two men with providing support to a terrorist organization.

One of the suspects, Ali Kourani, conducted surveillance of potential targets in America, including military and law enforcement facilities in New York City.-

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Colonel Richard Kemp: World leaders ignoring Hezbollah’s threats to Israel


Former commander of forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp, along with Friends of Israel Initiative says international community needs to focus on the threat of Tehran-directed Hezbollah attacking Israel.



Countries that maintain relations with Iran and Lebanon need to focus on the threat of Tehran-directed Hezbollah attacking Israel, rather than wait for war to come and then point fingers, Col. (ret.) Richard Kemp, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, says.

Former commander of forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Kemp. – Screenshot from richard-kemp.com/

“The purpose really [of my visit to Israel last year was] to determine what the current threat is and see how Israel can counter that threat,” he says. Continue Reading »

Former president of Argentina claims Hezbollah assassinated his son in 3rd act of Argentine terrorism


Argentine Media reports say 2 previous bombings, and the death of former Argentine president’s son, were in response to Menem’s decision to strengthen Argentina’s relations with the United States & Israel.



Buenos Aires, Argentina – Former Argentine President Carlos Menem told a federal judge that his son was killed in a terrorist attack by Hezbollah in 1995.

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem. – Photo: REUTERS

Menem, 85, said Friday that it was the third attack on Argentina following the bombings in Buenos Aires of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the AMIA Jewish center in 1994.

“During my mandate as president of the nation there were three attacks. Continue Reading »

US Supreme Court Ruling: Iran to pay terror victims $2.65 billion


Landmark ruling forces frozen Iranian assets to compensate families of American victims of Iranian sanctioned terrorism, including deadly Hezbollah attacks.

By Tova Dvorin


The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of American terror victims on Wednesday, awarding over $2 billion in Iranian assets to the families of victims murdered in Iran-backed attacks.

Iranian flag – Thinkstock

The court doled a heavy blow to Iran’s central bank, Bank Markazi, by a 6-2 ruling, Reuters reports.

Tehran had appealed a 2014 New York Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the legality of a 2012 law, which stated that the frozen funds should go toward the $2.65 billion judgement the families won against Iran in a US federal court in 2007. Continue Reading »

Saudi Report: Hezbollah paying West Bank youth to terrorize Israeli Jews




Hezbollah has been working intensively to enlist former operatives from Fatah’s armed wing, the Al Aksa Brigades, in order to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank and inside Israel, a Palestinian security source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Saudi daily Okaz quoted the source as saying that “among those Hezbollah members involved in the operation is Kayis Ubayid, who was behind the kidnapping of Col. Continue Reading »

Israel and Cyprus Consider Linking Natural Gas & Electricity to European Markets

Cyprus to expand cooperation in energy issues and security with Jerusalem after uncovering  covert Iranian terror plot across Europe from arrested Hezbollah agent in Larnaca.



NICOSIA – Israel and Cyprus agreed on Tuesday to expand their cooperation on energy issues, including the use of pipelines and electricity grids to link to European markets, as both countries develop natural gas fields off their coasts.

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Cyprus arrests 2nd Lebanese man in connection with Hezbollah bomb plot

Cyprus arrests 2nd Lebanese national, accused by Israel as Hezbollah agent, over the discovery of 5 tons of smuggled in ammonium nitrate, used in manufacturing bombs.

By Reuters


Cyprus detained a Lebanese man for questioning on Saturday over the discovery of five tons of chemical fertilizer capable of making explosives, in a case Israel says is a Hezbollah militant plot.

A Hezbollah rally in Lebanon (Photo:AFP)
A Hezbollah rally in Lebanon – Photo:AFP


The 62-year-old man, a resident of the Cypriot capital Nicosia, is the second to be arrested following the discovery of large amounts of ammonium nitrate at a home in the coastal city of Larnaca in late May. Continue Reading »

Cyprus uncovers covert Iranian terror plot across Europe from arrested Hezbollah agent

Israeli security sources believe the home in Cyprus that held 2 tons of ammonium nitrate to make explosives, was meant for an Iranian-orchestrated, Europe-wide terror campaign against Israel.


Israeli security sources are closely monitoring the arrest and investigation of a Lebanese citizen in Larnaca, Cyprus, who is suspected of being a Hezbollah operative caught in possession of a massive quantity of explosive material.


A policeman stands guard at a house where police discovered almost two tons of ammonium nitrate, in Larnaca, Cyprus, May 29. – Photo: REUTERS

Cypriot police suspect a man arrested on Wednesday was planning an attack on Israeli interests on the island after they found almost two tons of ammonium nitrate in his basement, newspapers on the island reported on Friday. Continue Reading »

Cyprus arrests Hezbollah terrorist suspected of planning terror attack on Israelis

Not the first time Cyprus picked by Hezbollah agents for planning to attack Israelis since the island hosts an Israeli embassy in Nicosia and it’s a popular holiday destination for Israelis.



Cypriot police suspect a man arrested on Wednesday was planning an attack on Israeli interests on the island after they found almost two tonnes of ammonium nitrate in his basement, newspapers reported on Friday.

The Cypriot flag – Photo: REUTERS

The 26-year-old man is Lebanese-born and has a Canadian passport. He was detained by police after authorities discovered the stockpile.

Authorities are investigating possible links to Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group, which views Israel as its arch enemy, three Cypriot newspapers said on Friday. Continue Reading »

US State Department Blacklist Hezbollah Terrorists For Burgas Bombing

Two of the Hezbollah suspects were placed on the special US terror list and are accused of the deadly 2012 terrorist bombing, targeting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.

By i24news 

Three Hezbollah suspects — two of whom are accused in a deadly 2012 bombing targeting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria — have been placed on a special US terror watch list, Washington announced on Tuesday.

Burgas, Bulgaria at time of explosion

The State Department named Meliad Farah, Hassan el-Hajj Hassan and Hussein Atris as “specially designated global terrorists.”

The terror designation makes it illegal for US citizens to engage in any transactions with the three men, and freezes any property they might possess within the United States.

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Spain requests UN probe into peacekeeper’s death in Lebanon from IDF retaliatory fire

Israel’s FM Lieberman offered his condolences to his Spanish counterpart on peacekeeper’s death, explaining how Israel holds Hezbollah responsible.

By i24news


Spain on Wednesday appealed to the UN asking the international body to launch an “urgent” probe into the death of a Spanish peacekeeper near the Lebanese border earlier in the day.

IDF evacuating injured IDF soldier after Hezbollah attack on Israel, 28/01/15 – Photo: AFP

A UN peacekeeper from Spain was killed in Lebanon on Wednesday in an exchange of fire that ensued between Israel and Hezbollah, following an attack by the Lebanon-based terror group that left two Israeli soldiers dead. Continue Reading »

Peru: Lebanese man, admitted Hezbollah membership, arrested after found with explosives

In possible terror plot, Mohammed Amadar, found in possession of explosive materials  admitted to police in Lima to being a member of the Hezbollah terror group.

By Ari Soffer


Police in Peru will press charges against a Lebanese man arrested in Lima last month, after he was found with traces of explosives and admitted to being a member of the Hezbollah terrorist group.

Hezbollah terrorists

Hezbollah terrorists – Reuters

According to a Reuters report, the precise charges against the man, identified as Mohammed Amadar, have not been revealed, but Israeli intelligence figures have repeatedly warned that Hezbollah has been actively seeking out Israeli and Jewish targets for attacks outside of the Middle East. Continue Reading »

Report: Iran orders Hezbollah to Hurt Israel for Sabotage at its Parchin Nuclear Plant

Kuwaiti paper reports Hezbollah’s attack on IDF soldiers was in retribution for sabotage that caused explosion at Iran’s nuclear site.

By Gil Ronen


Kuwaiti newspaper A-Rai reported Thursday that the explosion that took place earlier this week at the Iranian nuclear site in Parchin was not the result of a malfunction, but an intentional act of sabotage.

A section of the Parchin military facility in Iran

A section of the Parchin military facility in Iran – Reuters

The report relies on European diplomatic sources in Washington, DC, who said that a foreign country carried out the attack in order to foil experiments in the mounting of nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles. Continue Reading »

Thailand prevents Hezbollah terror plot to kill Israeli tourists


‘Bangkok Post’ reports that police arrested 2 Muslim men suspected of planning terror attack, 1 of whom admitted to being a Hezbollah agent.



Thai authorities thwarted a plan by Hezbollah agents to attack Israeli tourists during this Passover season, a Thailand-based newspaper is reporting on Thursday.
Thailand police confiscate explosives.

Thailand police confiscate explosives. – Photo: REUTERS

According to the Bangkok Post, investigators in Thailand managed to extract a confession from one of two suspected terrorists held in custody for allegedly planning to strike at Israelis in the country.

Two of the men – Daoud Farhat, a French-Lebanese national, and Youssef Ayad, who is of Lebanese-Filipino extraction – were arrested for alleged ties to Hezbollah, the Bangkok Post reported.

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