U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday designated five groups, including the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Central American street gang MS-13, as “top transnational organized crime threats,” targeting them for stepped up prosecutions by the Justice Department.
A network of Hezbollah hackers used old tricks on social media to hack into mobile devices across the world. Posing as attractive girls on Facebook, they would contact users and start chatting. After steering the conversation to increasingly sensual topics, the profiles would then ask the user to install a ‘more private and secure application‘.
According to the counterintelligence service’s press release, some impassioned users, mostly men, would comply and install the app. Unaware that it gave hackers access to their sensitive information, including contacts, photographs, calls, text messages, GPS data and the option to secretely record the owner via the mobile device.
Israel plans to share recently obtained intelligence on covert Iranian nuclear activity, as well as on its efforts to arm its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah, with several countries worldwide in an effort to drive them to act against the Islamic republic.
The Iranian-backed terror organization Hezbollah recently unveiled sophisticated missiles and drones that it has used to conduct terror operations against Israel. The military hardware is now on display at the terror group’s Museum for Jihadi Tourism located in Southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel.
The new exhibits highlight the sophisticated weaponry Hezbollah has been using to conduct cross-border terror strikes in Israel. The weapons are likely funded and provided by the Islamic Republic, which uses Hezbollah to conduct militant operations across the region, particularly in Lebanon and Syria.
Police in Brazil have arrested a man accused by the United States of being one of the main financial operators of the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah.
Assad Ahmad Barakat was detained near the border with Paraguay and Argentina.
He is wanted for identity theft in Paraguay, where he previously served six years in prison for tax evasion.
The police in Argentina have accused Barakat of laundering $10m (£7.6m) on behalf of Hezbollah at a casino in the Iguazu Falls area.
The leader of Hezbollah, the Iranian regime’s terrorist proxy in Yemen, said on Thursday that his group had obtained precision rockets despite Israeli strikes in recent years aimed at cutting the weapons supply route through war-torn Syria.
“No matter what you do to cut the route, the matter is over and the resistance possesses precision and non-precision rockets and weapons capabilities,” Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said, addressing Israel in a broadcast speech.
“If Israel imposes a war on Lebanon, Israel will face a fate and a reality it has never expected on any day,” he added.
While the United Nations, Israel and the US are proposing plans to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Iran is pledging to continue its financial and military aid to Palestinian terror groups.
Iran’s meddling in the internal affairs of the Palestinians is not new. The Iranians have long been providing Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror groups with money and weapons. Were it not for Iran’s support, the two groups, which do not recognize Israel’s right to exist, would not have been able to remain in power in the coastal enclave.
After weeks of shuttle diplomacy allegedly carried out by Russia and Israel, Iranian forces and allied militias — including the so-called “military wing” of the Lebanon-based organization Hezbollah, all of which has been designated as a terrorist group by the US — reportedly began to withdraw from parts of southern Syria, near Israel’s border. According to other reports, however, many Hezbollah fighters, disguised as members of the Syrian army, have simply remained on their bases to escape being targeted by the Israel Air Force. Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel’s air force has carried out sporadic strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah bases and convoys across its neighbor on the north. After more than seven years of fighting alongside the Assad regime in Syria, the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah is highly unlikely to make an easy exit from the war-torn territory, no matter what supposed agreements are reached or promises made.
An Islamic community center in northern Germany has been uncovered as a fundraising hub for Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah, a German intelligence report reviewed by the Jerusalem Post on Thursday is claiming.
The report, released earlier in June by an intelligence agency operating out of Bremen, Germany, stated that “the Al-Mustafa Community center supports Hezbollah in Lebanon, especially by collecting donations.”
Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based terror group and political party, said Saturday that Facebook and Twitter abruptly deactivated their accounts and blocked the organization from future usage.
In a statement posted to the encrypted messaging application Telegram, Hezbollah claimed their account closures were “part of the propaganda campaign against the resistance due to the important role of the organization’s information apparatus in various arenas.”
Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London last weekend at the Iran-supporting “Al Quds” march in Britain’s capital city…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS.
Hezbollah, the proxy army of the Iranian regime, is responsible for numerous murderous attacks around the world against Jews, Americans and other Western interests.
No matter. The march—an annual London fixture, no less—featured calls for Israel to be wiped from the map, and was led by a man who previously made the deranged claim that “Zionists” were behind an appalling London apartment block fire last year in which more than 70 people died.
Hezbollah flags flew in central London as supporters were locked in a noisy standoff with counter-protesters.
Pro-Palestine protesters chanted “free free Palestine” beneath the yellow flag which is adorned with a gun, yards from the Saudi Embassy in the annual Al Quds Day rally.
A line-up of uniformed police formed a guard between them and the building. Security was very visible.
The political makeup of Lebanon’s Parliament has been reshaped after the country held its first elections in almost a decade Sunday with Hezbollah solidifying its presence in legislation.
Despite official results not being released, most political parties have publicised their victories and for which seats. Hezbollah and its Shiite ally, Amal Movement, took 16 and 13 seats respectively giving the duo 29 seats in Parliament without traditional Christian allies, Free Patriotic Movement and Marada Movement.
Jihad Mughniyah is buried under the same black marble slab as his father, Imad Mughniyah, the legendary Hezbollah military commander, at a special cemetery created by the Lebanese militia for its “martyrs” in Syria. Life-size posters of both men, dressed in fatigues, stand above it. During a recent trip to Beirut, I counted the number of the graves in the cemetery, a barometer of the price Hezbollah is paying to prop up Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad. Mughniyah’s grave also reflects the impact of Israel’s quiet but escalating campaign to challenge Hezbollah and Iran in Syria. The younger Mughniyah was a rising Hezbollah star mentored by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after his father’s death. In 2015, he was killed, in an Israeli airstrike on Syria, along with five other Hezbollah fighters and a general in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps as their convoy neared the village of Quneitra, in the Golan Heights.