Hezbollah

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 23-29, 2015)

Issued on 29/07/2015 Type Article
Some ten months after the opening of the US-led campaign against ISIS, this week there has been a possible fundamental change in Turkey’s policy. From ISIS’s perspective, the Turkish activity along the border and the widespread wave of detentions may impede ISIS’s supply routes and make it more difficult for foreign fighters to join ISIS. In the main areas of fighting in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Libya, there were no significant changes on the ground this week.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 16-22, 2015)

Issued on 22/07/2015 Type Article
The main event of the week was a suicide bombing attack carried out in Turkey in the town of Suruc, near the Turkish-Syrian border. More than 30 people were killed and many dozens were injured. In the Sinai Peninsula, an anti-tank missile was fired at an Egyptian patrol boat off the coast of Rafah. The ship sank but its crew was rescued. The Sinai province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility.In the battles in Syria and Iraq, there were no significant developments this week.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 9-15, 2015)

Issued on 15/07/2015 Type Article
The main event of the week was an IED explosion near the Italian Consulate in Cairo. One man was killed and ten wounded. According to a Twitter account affiliated with the Sinai province of the Islamic Stateclaimed responsibility for the attack. There were no significant developments this week in the battle zones in Syria and Iraq
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 22 – 28, 2015)

Issued on 28/04/2015 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in terrorist attacks on its southern and northern borders and throughout Jerusalem: Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the western Negev at the end of Israel's Independence Day. There were two stabbing attacks and a vehicular attack in the Jerusalem area and at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. An attempt to plant an IED was foiled in the region of the Druze village of Majdal Shams, in the northern Golan Heights.
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The Iranian terrorist threat

Issued on 15/03/2015 Type Article
The Iranian terrorist threat: the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2015 does not mention Iran and Hezbollah, which were previously presented as a major source of terrorism.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 28 – February 3, 2015)

Issued on 03/02/2015 Type Article
On January 28, 2015, Hezbollah carried out a combined anti-tank missile and mortar shell attack on IDF forces in the Har Dov region (the so-called Shebaa Farms) in the eastern sector of south Lebanon. On January 27, 2015, UNRWA announced it had run out of money to rebuild the houses of Gazans damaged in Operation Protective Edge.
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Information on Hezbollah
Hezbollah is a Shi'ite Muslim organization with a dual identity, being both a terrorist organization and a Lebanese political party. Hezbollah was founded by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1982 to compete with Amal, an important Shi'ite Muslim militia active during the Lebanese civil war. When the IDF withdrew from Lebanon at the end of the First Lebanon War (1985), Hezbollah became the dominant organization in south Lebanon and later throughout the entire Shi'ite population in Lebanon. In 1992 Hezbollah entered Lebanese politics and its representatives were elected to the parliament.
Hezbollah is the main terrorist organization attacking Israel from over the Lebanese border and abroad. For the most part Hezbollah attacks northern Israeli cities with rockets. However, with direction and backing from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah also attacked Jewish and Israeli targets abroad, the most serious of which were the attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires (March 17, 1992) and the attack on the Jewish Community Center, also in Buenos Aires (July 18, 1994). Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
After the IDF withdrew from south Lebanon in May 2000 Hezbollah took control of the entire region. With Iranian support it constructed a vast military infrastructure, including an extensive rocket system which threatens the Israeli home front. Before the Second Lebanon War (2006) Hezbollah carried out sporadic attacks along the border. Since June 2006 it has maintained a relatively low profile. Hezbollah continues to increase its influence as a political power in Lebanon and to reinforce its military might.