Lebanon

Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria(September 5-19 , 2022)

Senior Hezbollah figures continued relating to the dispute between Israel and Lebanon over the delineation of the naval border. Villages in south Lebanon imposed limitations on the movement of as a way to decrease criminal activity and prevent smuggling. The permission given for Israelis to enter the village of Ghajar is liable to be considered a violation of Lebanese sovereigntyIran proposed the construction of two power plants in Lebanon to provide 1,000 megawatts of electricity each.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (August 21 – September 5 , 2022)

Hezbollah's militant rhetoric has escalated significantly due to concerns that disputes over the Israeli-Lebanese naval border will lead to an outbreak of fighting. On the second anniversary of the explosion in the Beirut harbor there was an increase in public outcry regarding those responsible, presumably Hezbollah. The UN Security Council renewed the UNIFIL forces' mandate in south Lebanon. In the wake of Operation Breaking Dawn in the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah has been collaborating with the PIJ.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (June 26 – July 9, 2022)

Senior Hezbollah figures and the Hezbollah-affiliated media continued to justify the July 2, 2022, launching of drones to the area of the Karish gas rig. To mark the 40th anniversary of Hezbollah's founding, tourist routes were opened along sites of important events in the organization's history. Hezbollah's civilian activity in south Lebanon continued., A Syrian army commander was killed in an aerial attack in the Golan Heights village.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (June 12-25, 2022)

Hezbollah announced events would be held for the 40th anniversary of its founding, ending with a large rally in August 2022. Senior Hezbollah figures claimed exploring for natural gas in the Mediterranean was an opportunity to rescue Lebanon's economy and called for a united position that would not allow Israel to exploit Lebanon's natural resources.
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Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (May 29 – June 11, 2022)

Members of the Lebanese Parliament elected Nabih Berri, from theontinue as speaker of the Parliament. The Iranian embassy in Lebanon and Hezbollah's civilian institutions marked the anniversary of Khomeini's death. There has been popular unrest targeting UNRWA in some of the refugee camps. Opponents of the Syrian regime issued an increasing number reports about the presence of Iranian militias in Syria near the Jordanian borde.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (May 15 – 28, 2022)

The American Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Lebanese businessmen and their companies for helping to fund Hezbollah. Hezbollah regards the results of the elections in Lebanon as a success Hezbollah’s civilian institutions marked “Resistance” and Liberation with a series of events. Palestinians in Lebanon and Syria marked Nakba Day.
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Lebanon

Lebanon is a small country with a population of only about 4.1 million. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon borders on Israel in the south and Syria in the east and north. It gained its independence from France on November 22, 1943. Due to Lebanon’s varied ethnic composition, its history is rife with schisms, conflicts and civil wars based on sectarian allegiances. Since its independence, Lebanon has had a unique political system of ethnic distribution with a parliamentary democracy based on ethnic-sectarian-religious representation. The most important offices are divided among the various religious groups, in accordance with the national charter of 1943.


Lebanon’s social complexity, the weakness of its central government, and the social and economic gaps between the various ethnic groups led to the rise of many armed sectarian-political militias, some of which turned to terrorism. The most prominent Shiite terrorist organization in Lebanon is Hezbollah, which was founded in the summer of 1982 during the First Lebanon War. It is not only a terrorist organization which owes its allegiance to the Iranian regime, it has also been incorporated into the Lebanese political system.


Lebanon has traditionally served as an arena for foreign forces, both Middle Eastern and international. In the past, Syria’s intervention in Lebanon was most conspicuous. Today, Iran’s intervention is most conspicuous: it provides Hezbollah in Lebanon with weapons, ammunition, financing and military training. The border between Israel and Lebanon has undergone some tense periods and several confrontations where IDF forces entered the Lebanese territory. Since the Second Lebanon War (2006), the border between Israel and Lebanon has been relatively quiet, a situation exploited by Hezbollah to advance its military buildup and intensely intervene in the civil war in Syria, under Iranian direction.