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Israel Defence
IDF fires at Hezbollah post

 The IDF last night fired at a post in the  Golan Heights, near Syria, at a post that was used by Hezbollah. No casualties were reported.

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Middle East News
Nasrallah: We Will Import Fuel from Iran if the Government Doesn't

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in his speech on June 9 on the internal issue in Lebanon, addressed the issue of elections and the economic situation.

Nasrallah said he opposed the interim Prime Minister's intention to postpone the country's elections and that, despite the circumstances, they should be held on time. He also called on the political parties to address the socio-economic crisis.

He added that Hezbollah is still making every possible effort to form a new government that can deal with the shortage of labor, energy sources, and food products.

Nasrallah made clear his worldview regarding the current crisis and claims that it has been affecting the Lebanese economy for 40 years: "The government must deal with the current situation by fighting against monopolies and stopping those monopolies."

He noted that the fuel crisis that requires hundreds of cars to go to the gas stations is humiliating, adding that the government can address this crisis by one brave decision - importing fuel from Iran.

In this context, he added that the Iranian offer to sell fuel in Lebanon in Lebanese pounds is still valid, and warned against succumbing to American pressures aimed at preventing Lebanon from carrying out this deal.

He also flatly rejected reports of government subsidies as set by the IMF.

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War on Terror
Hezbollah expands in Europe

Intelligence agencies in France warns of Hezbollah's financial expansion in Europe during its efforts to spread its ideology amongst Muslim youth in the region. Reports say, Hezbollah's activity focuses on laundering funds of Columbian drug dealers, fundraising and story Ammonium nitrate in Europe. This substance led to the explosion in Beirut just less than a year ago. 

Experts quoted by French media warned of the increasing political and religious influence of Hezbollah in Europe, where it operates covertly under religious organization that are officially affiliated. These reports say that Cyprus and England had arrested Lebanese students allegedly tied to Hezbollah, who were storing more than 8 tonnes of Ammonium nitrate in Cyprus, and more than 3 tonnes of the substance in London. 

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War on Terror
The US will pay a $10 million reward for information of Hezbollah man

The United States will pay a $10 million reward to anyone who provides information about senior Hezbollah figure, Adam Hussein Tabajah

According to Arab sources, Adam Hussein Tabajah has Lebanese and Iraqi citizenship. He maintains close ties with Hezbollah leaders and maintains direct ties with senior Islamic Jihad figures. And owns a significant number of estates in Lebanon for tourism and business with officials from the organization in the Middle East and West Africa.

Tabaja, like Haj Katzir, Ali Yosef Sharara, Muhammad Ibrahim Bazi, Muhammad Kutrani and others, run the Hezbollah organization’s funding operations.
According to the U.S. State Department, about $1 billion a year goes into the organization from those executives who are in charge of funding the organization and money laundering.

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War on Terror
New Iranian militias in Iraq have been trained by Hezbollah in Lebanon

Since the disappearance of former Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani from the Iranian arena in early January 2020, factions loyal to Tehran have entered a new phase.

The man, known as the "Architect" of Iranian expansion in the region, directly led the loyalist militias to his country in the Middle East, namely factions from Al-Khashd and others in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in the Palestinian territories, the Houthis in Yemen and the Zinbion brigade in Syria.

Pure Greed 

From this it can be understood that Iran seeks to rearrange its militia cards in Iraq by electing hundreds of "reliable" fighters, and establishing smaller factions that are very loyal to it, according to a previous Reuters report last month.

In this context, Harit Hassan, a Middle East researcher in the Middle East Malcolm Carrie-Carnegi Center, who specializes in Iraqi affairs, confirmed to al-Arabiya.net that after the killing of Suleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, about fifty Iraqi factions became less disciplined and competition between them and the militia command. "Al-Hashad al-Shaabi is more concerned with pursuing the financial benefits of the Iraqi state and not implementing the agenda of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards."

Training in Lebanon

In addition, he explained, "The training of these groups took place in Lebanon by Hezbollah military instructors for several reasons. Firstly to ensure their loyalty and obedience to Hezbollah, unlike the Iraqi factions, where competition between them is fierce, and secondly because Hezbollah has independent political and geographical space. Once in Lebanon they are safe, in contrast to the situation in Iraq, where the Americans almost control the air, making it difficult to train and fly drones.

What facilitated Hezbollah's Iraqi training mission was the freedom to enter Lebanon without a visa, which was pointed out by a researcher specializing in Iraq.

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Middle East News
Two Hezbollah Members Killed, Possibly by ISIS

On Saturday, unidentified gunmen attacked a joint military post of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and special forces of the Assad regime in the southwestern rural area of Al-Raqqa province in eastern Syria.

A local news network quoted a military source as saying that the attack, which was set into motion over a month ago, was carried with machine-gun fire, and killed two Hezbollah militiamen and four Syrian special forces personnel.

The Syrian media has previously stated that Hezbollah controls the Syrian military airport, and it is only natural that elite combatants, both from the Syrian commando and the Hezbollah forces, maintain extensive perimeter defense around the field.

The network explained that after the attack, Hezbollah members sought joint reinforcements composed of militia fighters and special forces.

It should be noted that this attack, so close to a site of strategic importance to Hezbollah in eastern Syria, indicates that ISIS forces operating in the region are daring, but as of yet no one has agreed to place the responsibility for this attack on ISIS.

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War on Terror
"Hezbollah is a dangerous terrorist organization, spreading its network all over France"

Following reports that the operations of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia are expanding in France in several ways, a French Senator stressed on Saturday that there are gaps in the mechanisms for dealing with terrorism in Europe.

In a statement to the Al-Arabiya network, he added that Hezbollah is a dangerous terrorist organization, noting that officials have repeatedly warned the government of the danger of terrorism on the part of this militia.

He went on to say that Hezbollah is the only beneficiary of the disintegration of Lebanon, stressing the need for dialogue with the United States because it knows more about the danger of that organization.

Hezbollah activities are expanding

The militia's actions are apparently not limited to the ideas it exports there, but have spread to other and more dangerous areas as well.

The French magazine "Le Point" published a comprehensive investigation into Hezbollah's activities in the country under the headline: "Hezbollah is deploying its network in France."

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The Iranian Threat
Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah:

Hizbullah can resolve the fuel shortage in Lebanon by negotiating the import of gasoline and diesel from Iran

Source: Al-Manar TV (Lebanon)

Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that the long lines at Lebanese gas stations are "humiliating" and that Hizbullah can resolve this humiliation by making the "brave decision" to import fuel from Iran. He made these remarks in a public address that aired on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) on June 8, 2021. 

Nasrallah said that Lebanon should stop fearing and surrendering to the Americans. He added that Hizbullah could bring in gasoline and diesel tankers from Iran, purchased with local currency.

Hassan Nasrallah: "The sights we have seen in the past few days and weeks on the TV stations... We have seen on TV long queues at the gas stations. This is humiliating. All those who waited in these lines must have felt degraded. Can't we fix it? We can. Why not? We can fix it today, but it requires making a brave political decision. We should stop being afraid of the Americans and stop taking them into consideration.

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Security
Hezbollah May Be Using Infiltrations from Israel's North for Future War

The encroachment from Lebanon into Israel this week showed a glimpse of Israel’s next confrontation with Hezbollah.

In 2020, there were ten attempts to infiltrate the Jewish state from Lebanon, in which 21 people were arrested.

Other than one rare shooting incident, all cases were of migrant workers.

With Lebanon’s catastrophic economic situation, the number of infiltrations may even increase.

However, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) estimate fear that Hezbollah is using these migrant workers to learn where are the “weak links” in Israel’s security barrier, to carry out successful terror attacks in the future.

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Middle East analysis
Lebanon without medicine due to Hezbollah

The deterioration in Lebanon continues on a daily basis, and the country's pharmacies are closed today in protest of the severe shortage of medicines resulting from the current economic crisis.

Lebanon imports about 80% of its pharmaceuticals, most of which are sold at a subsidized price, but due to the lack of finances, this has stopped almost completely. According to Lebanon’s central bank, during the first five months of the year, it paid $ 485 million to pharmaceutical importers in the country.

In Lebanon, this activity has been blamed on Hezbollah who is allegedly involved in smuggling pharmaceuticals from Lebanon to Syria and Iran.

 

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Middle East News
Syrian Al-Qusair after 8 years: Hezbollah rules and residents displaced

Eight years have passed since the forces of Assad and Lebanese Hezbollah seized control of the Syrian city of al-Qusayr, turning it into a ghost town, its original residents are reported to be currently in the areas between Idlib and the rural district of Aleppo. 

Al-Qusayr is one of the largest cities in Homs province, with over 80 villages and towns affiliated with it.

Abu al-Walid, a 40-year-old from the city of al-Qusayr who has lived for years in the Jander area in the southern rural area of Homs, said he had submitted a number of requests to return to the city, but has not received an answer so far.

Abu al-Walid added in statements to the American news site al-Hura: "I have more than 400 dunams of agricultural land in al-Qusayr, and I have not received anything from it for the past 8 years. It is cultivated and harvested by a man from the village of al-'Abiya, "He is very close to senior Lebanese Hezbollah members."

According to informed sources, the rate of destruction in essential homes and facilities is 85 percent, noting that the Assad government "has so far not moved a single stone, despite its repeated statements on the subject."

Samar Abu Uday, from the city of Al-Qusir, who now lives in the Arsal area of Lebanon, says they have received several promises and offers in recent years to return to al-Qusayr, but they have had no follow-up, and that "the future is vague."

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Security
How Strong is Hezbollah?

Former U.S. Marines corps: "When you examine the abilities that Hezbollah terrorist organization has gained, you can see that today it holds more missiles than a number of NATO countries - combined".

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Middle East News
Syrian Al-Qusayr After 8 Years: Hezbollah Rules and Residents Have Been Displaced

Eight years have passed since the forces of Assad and Lebanese Hezbollah seized control of the Syrian city of al-Qusayr, turning it into a ghost town. Its original residents are currently located in the areas between Idlib and the Aleppo countryside.

Al-Qusayr is one of the largest cities in Homs province, with over 80 villages and towns affiliated with it.

In June 2013, Assad's forces took it over with the direct support of the Lebanese Hezbollah. It was the first region to witness external intervention by foreign forces.

Since the Syrian army took control of the town, it has disappeared from the news headlines.

Currently, between 2,000 and 5,000 people live in the city of al-Qusayr, out of a population of 60,000 in the past, according to an official census issued by the Assad regime in 2011.

According to informed sources, the rate of destruction in homes and essential facilities is 85 percent, noting that the Assad government "has so far not moved a single stone, despite its repeated statements on the subject."

Al-Qusayr has a strategic location that has made it a central point in recent years for smuggling from Lebanon to Syria and vice versa, which Lebanese officials recently confirmed.

In addition, there has been much talk in recent years that Hezbollah officials have used hundreds of dunams of land in the Alcosire area for cannabis cultivation and set up mini-factories to produce captagon bullets.

Although there are no comments about the above from Hezbollah or the Assad regime, the residents of the city have confirmed this information, saying that there is an upward trend in the size of the areas where cannabis has been planted.

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Middle East News
Reports from Iran of the death of Ali Akbar Muchtashmipur from Corona Virus

Muchtashmipur was one of the founders of Hezbollah in Lebanon. 
He survived an assassination attempt on Syria in 1984 when he was Iran's ambassador to Lebanon. 
According to foreign publications, the assassination attempt was attributed to Israel.

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Middle East News
Nasrallah's heir

Secretary of Hizbollah spread rumors about his health after his "coughing speech", did not bother to find an official replacement, but it is estimated that the man to replace him is his cousin, Hashim Safi Al Din, who is reported to have close ties with Iran.

Rumors and reports spread social media between Monday and Tuesday caused an early celebration in Israel. In a country that has not had major victories against enemies like Hamas and Hizbollah, that even half a rumor about Nasrallah's health cause a mini-drama. Many Israelis wish Nasrallah to pass away after seeing his current health condition. 

In contrast to his signs of declined, pro-Hizbollah media reported that Nasrallah is active and functional. 

Last Wednesday afternoon, Nasrallah's condition was hard to determine. The accomplished terrorist leader is hated by Shia's and Christians in Lebanon, and has not made an official announcement about his replacement, but it's almost certain that his heir is his cousin, Hashim Safi Al Din.

 

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War on Terror
Report: After Treatment in Iran, Nasrallah's Health Deteriorates Again

Secretary-General of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah suffers from bronchitis, which has recently deteriorated, reports coming out of Beirut indicated Friday.

Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Jarida reported that a director of Khatam-al-Anbya hospital in Tehran, which is affiliated to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and treats top regime officials, said that Nasrallah was admitted to this hospital some 45 days ago to receive treatment for a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and returned to Beirut at the end of May.

This source revealed that physicians recommended Nasrallah to remain in Iran under their supervision for his recuperation but he insisted to return to Lebanon to the Beqaa Valley region.

After his return, due to another deterioration of his health, the Iranian medical team traveled to Lebanon to aid in further treatments.

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War on Terror
The Favored Heir of Hassan Nasrallah

While rumors about Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s death may have been premature, the question of the terrorist leader’s successor remains relevant.

Lebanese media reported earlier this week that the condition of Nasrallah has deteriorated and that he was hospitalized. Pro-Hezbollah media, however, reported that he is functioning and meeting with his men.

And even though he has not named himself a successor, it is most likely that the man to replace him is no other than his cousin, Hashim Safi Al-Din.

In 2008, the first reports emerged that Al-Din, a pious Shiite and senior Hezbollah figure, received the blessing of the Iranians as the designated heir.

He is only four years younger than Nasrallah, having been born in 1964 in the village of Deir Qanoun En Nahr in south Lebanon.

Like his cousin, he received his religious education in the famous Shiite colleges in Najaf, Iraq and Qom, Iran.

Al-Din is a member of the Shura Council, which is the most prominent body within Hezbollah and also determines the identity of the organization’s leader.

But perhaps his most significant card is the marriage of his son, Sayyed Reza, to Zeinab Soleimani, daughter of former Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani, who was slain by the U.S. military under the leadership of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

In any case, Hezbollah will remain a bitter enemy of the Jewish state, even after Nasrallah’s reign of terror.

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Crime
IDF and Israeli Police Thwarted Smuggling Attempt

IDF surveillance yesterday identified suspects transferring cases from Lebanon to Israeli territory. Both IDF and police forces monitored the suspects throughout the incident, and have arrested the Israeli suspects.

During the arrest, 15 pistols, 36 kg of cannabis, and dozens of ammunition cartridges with an estimated total value of approximately NIS 2,000,000 were seized. The suspects and the findings were transferred to security forces for the investigation.

The IDF is examining, among other things, whether the smuggling attempt was carried out with the help of the Hezbollah terrorist organization.

IDF forces and the Israeli police are investigating those behind the smuggling of weapons, and are leading an extensive effort against the phenomenon of drug and weapons smuggling from the Lebanese border.

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Security
Smuggle at the Lebanese Border - Thwarted!

IDF and Israel Police forces thwarted a smuggling of weapons and drugs on the Israel-Lebanon border. The forces arrested the smugglers and the IDF is examining whether Hezbollah terrorist organization is involved in the smuggle attempt or not.

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Middle East News
"Nasrallah Has a Seasonal Allergy, Not COVID"

A source related to Hezbollah terrorist organization says that there is no concern regarding Hassan Nasrallah's medical status, which is improving. According to the source, Nasrallah is suffering from a seasonal allergy and not from the CoronaVirus.

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