Mar 11 '16 / EIPA Updates

Days after the Gulf Cooperation Council stated that Hezbollah is a terrorist organisation, two members of US Congress urged the European Union to follow path and designate the Lebanese Shiite group as terrorist. In a letter addressed to EU Ambassador in Washington David O’Sullivan, U.S. Representatives Grace Meng (Democrat from New York) and Peter Roskam (Republican from Illinois) pointed out that so far the EU labeled …

Sep 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz Iran’s army top commander declared that his forces will destroy Israel despite the recent nuclear deal aimed at reining in the country’s rogue behaviour, and that he backs Tehran’s support for terror groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas. According to the Iranian Fars news agency, Ataollah Salehi said, “Israel only barks, no matter how much weapons are given to it, we are going to destroy them, …

Jun 2 '15 / EIPA Updates

“This arrest is further evidence of deep Iranian involvement in international terrorism,” said Israel after an Hezbollah operative was arrested last week in Larnaca, Cyprus in possession of 420 boxes of ammonium nitrate, a massive quantity of explosive material, along with $10,000. Cypriot police suspect that the man was planning an attack on Israeli interests on the Mediterranean island. The 26-year-old man, who is Lebanese-born and has …

May 14 '15 / Geen categorie

Article published on JPost. “It is a win-win situation for Hezbollah. If we attack them, we kill civilians. If we don’t attack because there are civilians, it is good for Hezbollah as well,” the official said. An Israeli official made unusually detailed allegations on Wednesday of secret Hezbollah guerrilla sites in Lebanese villages, driving home its warning that civilians there risk bearing the brunt of any future …

Apr 1 '15 / EIPA Updates

For the first time in Israel since 2007, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Home Front Command and the Planning Directorate have drafted a new “reference scenario”, visualizing a potential future conflict with Hezbollah that includes an average of 1,200 rockets per day launched from Lebanon and hundreds of Israeli dying over the course of the battle. Israel’s border with Lebanon has been largely quiet since the …

Jan 28 '15 / EIPA Updates

The Israeli army confirmed that two soldiers were killed in a missile attack claimed by Hezbollah in northern Israel. Seven other soldiers were wounded, two of them moderately. The anti-tank missile was fired at an unarmored IDF military vehicle near Mt. Dov in the Hermon region. In addition, mortar shells were fired at Israeli communities in the Lebanon border area. Tourists in and around the Mt. …

Jan 26 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz More than one week after an alleged Israeli air strike near the Syrian town of Quneitra killed six senior Hezbollah commanders and an Iranian Revolutionary Guards General, Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said that Hezbollah and Iran have been increasing their efforts to open a front on Israel’s northern border. Although Israel’s military has made no official comment on the strike, Israeli media …

Jan 19 '15 / EIPA Updates

Expert: Hezbollah’s firepower of 150,000 projectiles exceeds all European armies combined While the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) would not comment, an Israeli security source, quoted by confirmed media reports that an Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at ground targets in the Syrian Golan Heights near the town of Quneitra. According to the Lebanese media, Jihad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah’s commander of the Syrian Golan sector and the son …

Dec 8 '14 / EIPA Updates

Reported strikes in Syria on Sunday afternoon, which have been attributed to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), were likely intended to prevent the transfer of advanced weaponry from Iran to Hezbollah, according to Israeli press reports. “The Iranian Revolutionary Guard continues to play with fire by equipping Hezbollah with arms that have the capability to cause widespread losses and destruction in Israel,” writes Ynet news. …

Oct 8 '14 / EIPA Updates

Hezbollah on Tuesday took responsibility for an attack that wounded two Israeli soldiers when two explosive devices were detonated in the Har Dov region straddling the Israel-Lebanon border. It was the first time since 2006 that Hezbollah had openly attacked Israeli forces, fuelling tension on Israel’s northern border. Israel’s border with Lebanon has been relatively quiet since the month-long Second Lebanon War in 2006. Hezbollah has …

Oct 6 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli forces on Sunday responded to a believed border infiltration in the Har Dov area in Northern Israel. According to reports, troops opened fire on men who crossed the UN-recognised “Blue Line” from Lebanon into Israeli territory. The Lebanese army reported that one of its soldiers was injured by gunfire. Some reports have suggested that a Lebanese patrol might have unwittingly crossed into Israel over the …

Jun 12 '14 / EIPA Updates

BY YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ The Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said that Hezbollah is now stronger than any Arab army. The Lebanese Shiite group’s capabilities have grown substantially since the 2006 war, putting much of Israel within its reach, he told the annual international Herzliya Conference, a high-level gathering of security, political, and diplomatic leaders. While the threat posed by …

Jun 3 '14 / EIPA Updates

Senior Israeli officials said that Israel is deeply disappointed with the State Department’s announcement that the US will continue to work with the new Palestinian unity government between Fatah and Hamas that was sworn in on Monday. “We are deeply disappointed by the comments of the State Department regarding working with the Palestinian unity government,” the officials were quoted after State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki …

Mar 10 '14 / EIPA Updates

BY YOSSI LEMPKOWICZ As he was addressing the thousands of AIPAC delegates in Washington last Tuesday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dedicated an important part of his speech not to the Israeli-Palestinian talks but to the Iranian threat. Recalling a visit to the Golan Heights field hospital that is treating Syrian refugees, he said that while Israel is exporting humanitarian workers all over the world to …

May 22 '13 / EIPA Updates

Hezbollah (« Party of God ») has a 30-year history of terrorist activity in Lebanon, the Middle East and around the globe, directed against Israel, the Jewish people, the United States and the West, pro-Western Arab states and Hezbollah’s enemies in Lebanon. Since its establishment in Lebanon 30 years ago, Hezbollah has, without interruption, carried out or planned a variety of terrorist attacks around the globe, …