Lebanon

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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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (November 8-21, 2022)

The political stalemate in Lebanon continues no candidate for the position of president has been agreed on. A meeting was held by a Lebanese army, UNIFIL and IDF representatives. Hezbollah marked Shaheed Day with a memorial for Ahmed Qasir, the Hezbollah terrorist operative who carried out the first suicide bombing. Three attacks in Syrian were attributed to Israel.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (October 26 – November 7, 2022)

The Israeli Knesset election results caused concern in Lebanon regarding Israel's abiding by the terms of the maritime border agreement, which could lead to a military confrontation. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is working to create a large parliamentary bloc to elect a Lebanese president sympathetic to the Shi'ites. With Iranian support, Hezbollah has become a significant Internet and cyber power, part of Iran's battle for hearts and minds.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (September 19 – October 25, 2022)

The agreement delineating the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon is expected to be signed on October 27, 2022. Hezbollah regards itself having been responsible for the signing of the agreement with conditions convenient for Lebanon and without particular benefit for Israel, and it can be expected to praise and publicize the achievement for some time to come. The Lebanese have shown considerable support for the Palestinians during the recent events in Judea and Samaria, and there have been calls to continue and escalate the attacks on Israel.
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Spotlight on Iran (September 29, 2022 – October 20, 2022)

In light of the ongoing protests in Iran, the Syrian regime voiced its support for Tehran. A Syrian opposition-aligned news outlet report on the assignment of a new Iranian commander in charge of the Iran-backed militias operation in the area of eastern Syria. A website affiliated with the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, presented the agreement concerning the maritime border between Israel and Lebanon as “another victory of the resistance. An Iraqi delegation visit to Tehran to discuss the ongoing Iranian strikes on the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq.
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