Senior Gulf Cooperation Council officials met in the Saudi capital to coordinate sanctions against Hizbullah because of the Shiite terrorist organization’s support for the Syrian regime.
By Elad Benari
Senior Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials met in Riyadh on Thursday to coordinate sanctions in the six member states against Lebanon’s Shiite Hizbullah terror group over its support for the Syrian regime, AFP reported.
Hizbullah flag – AFP photo
The meeting was “to develop mechanisms to monitor movements, financial transactions and business operations of Hizbullah,” said Bahraini deputy interior minister Khaled al-Absi, according to the news agency.
The GCC monarchies decided on June 10 to impose sanctions on Hizbullah, targeting residency permits and its financial and business activities in reprisal for the group’s armed intervention in Syria. Continue Reading »
Israeli F-16 fighter bombers track unmanned aircraft apparently sent by Nasrallah, destroy it about 8 kms off Haifa shore.
Israel Navy vessels searching for wreckage
It has been cleared for publication that Israeli F-16 fighter jets downed a drone off of Haifa’s coastline at around noon Thursday.
Downing of drone that entered Israeli airspace in October – Screenshot of IDF video clip
The unmanned aircraft apparently entered Israel’s airspace from the north and was heading south. Explosions were heard in the area.
Israel Navy vessels were searching for the wreckage. The drone was apparently sent by Hezbollah in Lebanon. Continue Reading »
Netanyahu releases a video clip: Bulgaria’s findings show it’s time to face facts about Hizbullah.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu released a statement Tuesday after Bulgaria officially blamed Hizbullah for a terrorist bombing in the country that killed five Israelis and one Bulgarian last year.
Netanyahu called on the international community to recognize Hizbullah as a terrorist organization.
The Bulgarian government said Tuesday that two people with Canadian and Australian passports linked to Hizbullah were behind the July bus bombing.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada “takes the reported involvement of a dual national living in Lebanon very seriously and is working with Bulgarian authorities.” Continue Reading »
Sunday Times: Iranian-made Hezbollah drone shot down over Negev surveilled ballistic sites & preparations for joint Israel-US military exercise
The Iranian-made Hezbollah drone shot down over the Negev last week beamed back “images of secret Israeli military sites” and images of the preparations of the joint Israel-US military exercise, the Sunday Times reported.
The British publication’s Tel Aviv-based correspondent Uzi Mahnaimi said that the drone was airborne for three hours before it was intercepted, and was able to relay “images of ballistic missile sites, main airfields and possibly the Dimona reactor.”
The aircraft, according to Mahnaimi, was apparently the Shahed-129, introduced in Iran in September. Continue Reading »
Nasrallah boasts that his group sent the UAV that was shot down by the Israeli Air Force.
The head of the Hizbullah terror group, Hassan Nasrallah boasted on Thursday that his group sent a sophisticated unmanned drone over Israel last week, saying the device was built by Iran, AFP reported.
Nasrallah – AFP/File
The Israeli Air Force shot down the drone on Saturday morning after it entered the country’s airspace from the Mediterranean Sea.
“A sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft was sent from Lebanese territory … and travelled hundreds of kilometers over the sea before crossing enemy lines and into occupied Palestine,” Nasrallah said on Hizbullah’s television station Al-Manar. Continue Reading »
Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah calls on the abductors of the Lebanese pilgrims in Syria to address their grievances directly with him.
Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the abductors of the Lebanese pilgrims in Syria should address their grievances directly with him, and not through kidnapping innocent people.
Nasrallah addresses supporters via video - Reuters
“If your problem is with me, there are lots of ways to resolve it. We can resolve it any way you want, whether through war or through love and peace,” Nasrallah was quoted by NOW Lebanon as having said during speech televised in commemoration of late Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini. Continue Reading »
Hizballah’s masters in Tehran were dismayed to find their leadership had fallen into hostile hands – and practically under the nose of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The first group of eleven was captured May 22 in a bus heading home through Aleppo from a pilgrimage to Iran. The second episode sent shock waves rolling as far as Tehran and the Al Qods Brigades command. debkafile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that still unidentified commandos, guided apparently by precise intelligence, this week commandeered a Hizballah vehicle driving through Syria and captured five top-ranking Hizballah officers. A sixth escaped. Upon reaching Beirut, he reported the officers were being held hostage by the SFA. Continue Reading »