Lebanon

An organization named the Galilee Forces – Lone Wolves claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack at the Megiddo Junction

A terrorist network calling itself the Galilee Forces – Lone Wolves claimed responsibility for the IEDs attack at the Megiddo Junction on March 13, 2023. The claim of responsibility was published on the network's Telegram channel and had texts and videos under its name and logo. The claim of responsibility also relate to previous attacks allegedly carried out by the network's operatives. One was the shooting attack at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem on March 6, 2008. Very little is known about the organization except for the few bits of information issued by the media.
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Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (March 3-17, 2023)

On March 13, 2023, a powerful IED exploded near the Megiddo Junction in northern Israel. It damaged a vehicle and seriously wounded the driver. Investigation revealed it was similar to IEDs which had been used to attack IDF forces in south Lebanon. The terrorist who placed it was pursued, caught and shot to death near the border on his way back to Lebanon. He apparently infiltrated into Israel several days previously. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah claimed Israel no longer engaged in aggressive action in Lebanon because of the "balance of deterrence." He said Hezbollah would support Suleiman Frangieh in the Lebanese presidential elections. Friction continues between Lebanese army forces and civilians on the one hand, and the IDF on the other because of IDF infrastructure activities along the border. Hezbollah claimed to have exposed an "IDF recording device" hidden in a fake rock in the Tel al-'Abed region. Despite expected support from Hezbollah and Amal, Suleiman Frangieh has not yet announced his candidacy in the Lebanese presidential race. According to reports from Syria, there are almost 3,000 Hezbollah operatives in the country, most of them low-level, now that the high-ranking operatives, fearing for their lives, have left. The airport in Aleppo reopened two days after an attack attributed to Israel. There was an explosion near a weapons factory in eastern Syria, which killed at least four people. The source of the explosion is uncertain.
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Spotlight on Terrorism: Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (February 17 – March 2, 2023)

Hezbollah leader gave a speech devoted mainly to internal Lebanese affairs and America's intervention, and adding that in his estimation, in the wake of the current intifada, Israel would not reach its 80th anniversary. Hezbollah began a propaganda campaign called "The spider's house," predicting a civil war in Israel.The American administration announced that one of Hezbollah's most important financial figures had been detained in Romania. Two Hezbollah-affiliated operatives were apprehended in an IDF operational activity in the southern Golan Heights.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (February 3-16, 2023)

After the earthquake Hezbollah asserted its support for the people of Syria and Turkey and announced it had launched a campaign to help the victims. It accused the United States of preventing humanitarian assistance from reaching Syria.A French made-for-TV documentary exposed Hezbollah's involvement in drug trafficking and money laundering.February 12, 2023, marked the 15th anniversary of the death of Imad Mughniyeh. Many websites posted details about his life, activities and influence.An important Hamas figure visited Lebanon this past week and met with many Lebanese officials.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria) January 22 – February 5, 2023)

The Lebanese army claimed it repelled an IDF attempt to cross the border during engineering work in the area. Hezbollah issued clarification regarding a Lebanese civilian who was detained on suspicion of collaborating with the Mossad. Hezbollah expressed support for the Palestinians in the wake of the IDF activity in the Jenin refugee camp and praised the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. The crisis of governance in Lebanon continues, and all efforts to elect a president have failed so far. Lebanese security forces operating in the northern part of the country detained a squad of ISIS operatives planning a series of terrorist attacks in Lebanon. A convoy of trucks was attacked after crossing the border from Iraq to Syria. Seven people were killed; the trucks were apparently carrying weapons from Iran.
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