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 …

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 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 …