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Hezbollah Sending More Fighters to Syria

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Hezbollah is sending more fighters from Lebanon into Syria, according to the Russian paper Izvestia.

At the moment, there are 5000 Hezbollah terrorists fighting for Assad in Syria, this latest batch raises that number to 7000, and the plan is for that number to soon go up to 10,000. These terrorist are part of a light division deployed on 4x4s, just like ISIS.

The move is in preparation for a crucial ground battle by Syria against the rebels in Aleppo. After Aleppo, they’ll move on to Idlib.

Hezbollah have taken a lot of casualties in Syrian fighting, and this could hopefully bring them more damage. The downside is that it also means more Hezbollah terrorists get real-world fighting experience which they’ll eventually use against Israel.

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Hezbollah Shows Off American APCs in Syrian Military Parade

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Hezbollah really went all out to strut its stuff last week in the Syrian city of Qusayr, putting all of its super military hardware on display, including American-made M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs), according to international media.

Among the Soviet-made T-72 tanks, Russian Kornet anti-tank missiles, KS-12A anti-aircraft weapons and other ordnance, however, was the U.S.-produced military hardware. To date, it is estimated that over 80,000 M113s of all types have been produced and used by over 50 countries worldwide, making it one of the most widely used armored fighting vehicles of all time. The Military Channel’s Top Ten series named the M113 the most significant infantry vehicle in history.

The question is how Hezbollah obtained the APCs — and whether they are the same APCs that were given to the Lebanese Armed Forces by the United States. This past summer, the U.S. provided Beirut with 50 armored vehicles, 40 artillery pieces and 50 grenade launchers as part of an aid package intended to help defend Lebanon from the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization.

Thus far, the LAF and the State Department have denied that the APCs paraded by Hezbollah were taken from Beirut, adding they’re investigating the matter. But the entire issue of the parade is raising eyebrows: in the past, Hezbollah is has kept the details of its arsenal a well-guarded secret, although its Iranian benefactor is well known for parading its own military hardware down the main street of Teheran each year.

Nevertheless, Hezbollah is known to have approximately 100,000 rockets and missiles in its current arsenal, and it is believed that in the next war the Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group could rain 1,500 to 2,000 missiles a day on Israeli towns and cities.

Hana Levi Julian

US Delegation Visits Israel to Learn Emergency Response Technology

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A delegation led by the chief of the U.S. National Guard Bureau visited Israel last week to learn new techniques in emergency response, according to Defense News.

The delegation, hosted by Israel’s Homefront Command, was led by Air Force General Joseph Lengyiel, chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Participants watched a large-scale exercise in northern Israel, where emergency responders trained in alerting and assisting civilians “under threat” by Hezbollah terrorists.

The Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group has an arsenal of nearly 100,000 rockets and missiles stored in the mountains and valleys across the border from northern Israel.

The American delegation also was briefed on the latest technology being used in Israel, including the “personal alert” service, an individual warning system that sends alerts straight to one’s smart phone.

In addition, the group learned about the new “National Alert” system, a central command and control system that activates and sends out alerts across all the warning channels of Homefront Command.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Ambassador Tells TV’s Posner Russian Weapons Could Fall into Hezbollah’s Hands

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Israel has no intention to interfere in the Syrian crisis, but it is concerned over the possibility of weapons falling into the hands of the Shi’ite terrorist militia Hezbollah, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Heifetz told the Pozner program on Russian TV’s Channel 1 on Monday.

Members of Hezbollah are fighting on the side of the Syrian government forces against the Western-backed rebels and ISIS.

Vladimir Pozner, who was born in Paris to a Russian Jewish father and a French Catholic mother, was the host for many years during the Cold War of the nightly “Radio Moscow News and Commentary” show on the North America Service, and was renowned for his signature greeting, “Thank you and good evening.” Since 2010 he’s been hosting the interview show “Pozner” on Russia’s Channel 1. He has a lively and unconstrained style of hosting, often firing poignant off-the-cuff remarks at his guests. He often comments on how the political or economic topics being discussed on his show could affect the common people in Russia.

“Israel has a principle: we do not interfere in regional crises, including in what is taking place in Syria,” the ambassador said, but added his government has two issues of concern regarding the situation in Syria:

“The first issue is the possibility of weapons leaks into the hands of Hezbollah through Syria or through Iran. We’re also concerned over the presence of Hezbollah on the Golan Heights. Just imagine, if both Russia and the Western countries leave Syria one day — we’ll stay there. Everyone else will leave and we’ll stay and it is very important for us to know how we’ll stay and who our new neighbors will be,” Heifetz said.

Regarding the legitimacy of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Ambassador Heifetz said, “Assad is the president of Syria. We have known this for many years. If you mean whom we support, I’ll answer directly: we do not support anyone in Syria. Syria must solve its issues and we must solve ours.”

Hezbollah (Party of God in Arabic) has been fighting on the side of the Syrian army since 2012.


Lebanon’s Christian President-elect Vows to ‘Free Our Lands From Israeli Occupation’

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Lebanon’s parliament elected Maronite Christian Michel Aoun to the presidency on Monday, ending a 29-month vacuum and sealing control of the country for the Hezbollah terrorist group.

Aoun, a former military commander who is now age 81, had made a formal alliance on behalf of his Free Patriotic Movement with the Iranian-backed terror organization back in 2006.

His election also secures a win for Sunni Muslim leader and former prime minister Sa’ad Hariri, leader of the “March 14 Coalition,” now positioned to renew his role as the country’s prime minister.

Hariri was quoted as saying his endorsement of Aoun was necessary “to protect Lebanon, protect the [political] system, protect the state and protect the Lebanese people.”

In his victory speech, Aoun vowed to “free what remains of our lands from the Israeli occupiers.” The reference is a claim to the disputed territories along Israeli’s northern border and the international “blue line” set by the United Nations.

He also pledged to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that nation’s ongoing five-year-long civil war, which Hezbollah has also fought to supplement the regime forces, along with Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps forces, and Russian armed forces.

Nearly half a million people have died in Syria since the start of hostilities there in March 2011.

Hana Levi Julian

EU Seeks Iranian Cooperation to ‘Resolve Problems’ in Middle East

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Saturday in Tehran for talks with President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Mogherini’s visit followed a trilateral meeting on Friday in Moscow between Iranian, Russian and Syrian foreign ministers to discuss developments in Syria, according to Iran’s official FARS news agency.

During his meeting with Mogherini, the Iranian president “underlined the necessity for cutting aid to the terrorist groups,” according to FARS. Rouhani reportedly “called on the EU to use military and political leverage to pressure those states that are supporting the terrorists in the region.”

Mogherini “stressed the necessity for a campaign against the ISIL (Islamic State terrorist group) and Fatah al-Sham (formerly known as al-Nusra) Front as threats to the world…” The EU foreign policy chief was quoted by FARS as saying, “The EU needs Iran’s cooperation as a key and important power to resolve problems in the region.”

(Yes, these are real quotes.)

Hana Levi Julian

IDF Soldier Wounded in Gunfire From Lebanon

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

The IDF Spokesperson says there’s been no new gunfire from Lebanon, in response to news reports of a second round of shooting from across the northern border.

Earlier in the day, Lebanese terrorists opened fire at IDF soldiers engaged in routine maintenance on the security fence.

“Shots were fired from a passing vehicle in Lebanon at IDF forces during routine activity adjacent to the border in the area of Ramin Ridge,” according to an IDF spokesperson.

IDF soldiers “identified the vehicle that conducted the shooting,” the spokesperson said, and “fire was exchanged between the vehicle and IDF forces. Hits were confirmed.”

“The injured soldier, a member of the Golani Brigade, was working on the security fence when he sustained a shrapnel wound in the arm. He was evacuated to Ziv Medical Center in Tzefat for medical treatment, and is listed in good condition,” the IDF spokesperson added.

IDF troops have been placed on high alert, and a message has gone out to Israeli residents in the area that they are not allowed to enter the area near the border fence.

Hana Levi Julian

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