“The significance is that Hezbollah is liable to strive for a different kind of confrontation: Instead of reacting to an Israeli initiative and standing in the breach, taking the initiative and making a ground offensive and multi-pronged attack on Israeli territory,” he argued.
The officer said that there were signs Hezbollah was weighing trying to [...]
Hezbollah has said it will respond to an alleged air strike by Israel warplanes on one of its bases on the Lebanese border with Syria on Monday.
The militant Shia Islamist movement described the attack as a “blatant assault on Lebanon, and its sovereignty and territory”, al-Manar TV reported.
It would “choose the [...]
There are worrying reports coming from reliable sources close to Israel indicating that both Israel and the Lebanese Shiite movement, Hezbollah, are getting ready for yet another possible showdown in South Lebanon.
All indicators point in the direction of war, although that would be an extremely costly and foolhardy war for both sides if it [...]
Rubin, who founded and directed the Defense Ministry’s Israel Missile Defense Organization, and ran the Arrow program, said that “Iran possess over 400 ballistic missiles that can reach Israel, with warheads of 750 kilograms. Syria possesses 200 to 300” such missiles, having used up part of its arsenal in its civil war, he added.
U.S. officials believe members of Hezbollah, the militant group backed by Iran, are smuggling advanced guided-missile systems into Lebanon from Syria piece by piece to evade a secretive Israeli air campaign designed to stop them.
The moves illustrate how both Hezbollah and Israel are using Syria’s civil war as cover for [...]
Hezbollah accused Israel of assassinating one of its top leaders near Beirut Wednesday at a time of soaring sectarian tensions in Lebanon linked to the civil war in neighbouring Syria.
The slain leader, identified as Hassan Hawlo al-Lakiss, was the most senior figure in the Lebanese Shiite movement to be assassinated since Imad Mughniyeh was [...]
IAF warplanes attacked a shipment of advanced missiles that Syria was transferring to Hezbollah, according to Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jareeda. The attack took place on Monday.
An official source in Jerusalem reportedly confirmed the attack took place but did not say where. The missiles were reportedly “long range and accurate” ones.
In late July, IAF [...]
Terrorism expert Matthew Levitt writes that an increasing number of U.S. prison inmates have tattoos that are pro-Hezbollah or are in Farsi, the language spoken in Iran. The claim is made in Levitt’s new book, Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.
“Law enforcement officials [...]
An intelligence report prepared by a European country has found that Syrian President Bashar Assad has handed control of missile installations over to foreign fighters, Lebanon’s A-Nahar reports.
Assad has reportedly put control into the hands of Hezbollah and Iranian units.
Those two groups would be in charge of leading a counter-attack if the United [...]
“Hezbollah is controlling 8,000 kilometers [around] Homs and will not hesitate to participate in an attack by firing surface-to-surface missiles from Syria,” the source said. “The party will not use its tactical and strategical rocket launchers inside Lebanon.”
However, should Israel attack Lebanon, then Hezbollah will use its rocket launchers deployed in Lebanon to respond, [...]