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  • Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

    2 weeks ago

    Israel's frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.

    The Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Syrian...

  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

    3 weeks ago

    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday.

    The soldier, recognisable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni...

  • Hamas calls for Hezbollah to join fight against Israel

    July 30, 2014 | 10:14 am

    Hamas called on Hezbollah in Lebanon to open a northern front in the conflict with Israel.

    Deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau Moussa Abu Marzouk told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti that “Lebanese resistance could mean a lot.”

    “We hope the Lebanese front will open, and...

  • Despite Syria rift, Hezbollah pledges full support to Hamas

    July 25, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah pledged full support on Friday to the Palestinian group Hamas in its conflict with Israel despite a deep rift between the two militant organizations over the civil war in Syria.

    "We in Hezbollah will be unstinting in all forms of support,...

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  • Rocket launched from Lebanon strikes northern Israel, army says

    July 14, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    At least one rocket fired from Lebanon slammed into northern Israel on Monday, the Israeli military said.

    There were no immediate reports of casualties from the attack. It was the fourth time rockets have been fired from Lebanon since the start of a week-old Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants firing rockets at Israel from Gaza.

    Reporting by Allyn Fisher-Ilan; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

  • Israel returns fire after rockets are fired from Lebanon

    July 11, 2014 | 8:38 am

    Rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanese and Israeli military authorities said.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite Muslim group that battled Israel seven years ago and is engaged...

  • Man seriously injured in rocket explosion near Ashdod

    July 11, 2014 | 8:33 am

    A rocket hit an oil truck near the coastal city of Ashdod and its explosion seriously wounded a man.

    At least eight Palestinians, including a 10-year-old girl were killed overnight Friday in air strikes, international media reported, quoting Palestinian emergency care officials.

    ...
  • Rockets fired from south Lebanon hit Israeli territory

    July 11, 2014 | 12:26 am

    Two rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon on Friday, and Israel's army responded with artillery fire, Lebanon's news agency and security sources said, adding it was unclear who was behind the initial attack.

    Southern Lebanon is a stronghold of Hezbollah, a Shi'ite...

  • Israel concerned about any U.S.-Iran cooperation in Iraq

    June 16, 2014 | 1:49 pm

    Israel voiced concern on Monday at the prospect of its closest ally, Washington, cooperating with its what it considers its deadliest foe, Iran, to stave off a sectarian break-up of Iraq.

    But, Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz told Reuters, the United States and...

  • Life without Keren: an interview with Rivana Tendler, who lost her daughter in Second Lebanon War

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 2, 2014 | 8:35 am

    On this Memorial Day, I would like to tell you the story of Sergeant Major Keren Tendler, who died on August 12, 2006, during the Second Lebanon War. Her mother, Rivana Tendler, told me the story of a bright young girl who suddenly was no more, and shared the reality of life...

  • Four Israeli troops hurt in Golan blast, Israel blames Syria

    March 18, 2014 | 8:51 am

    A roadside bomb wounded four Israeli soldiers patrolling the Golan Heights on Tuesday, and Israel retaliated with artillery fire on Syrian army positions, the army said.

    It was not clear who had planted the bomb in an area where the Syrian military, Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas...

  • Israel fires into Lebanon after bomb targets its soldiers

    March 17, 2014 | 10:51 am

    Israel fired tank rounds and artillery into southern Lebanon on Friday, its military said, in retaliation for a bomb that targeted Israeli soldiers patrolling the border.

    No injuries were reported on either side.

    The Israel-Lebanon border has been mostly quiet since Israel and...

  • Bomb on Lebanese border targets Israeli soldiers, IDF says

    March 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    An explosive device was detonated against Israeli soldiers patrolling the border with Lebanon on Friday, causing no injuries, Israel's military said.

    Israel shot six mortars into southern Lebanon, causing no damage or injuries, a Lebanese security source said, and an Israeli...

  • Bulgarian police ID tour bus attacker through DNA

    March 11, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Bulgarian police identified a Lebanese-Canadian man as the bomber of an Israeli tour bus.

    The identification came from DNA evidence connected to the July 2012 attack at the Burgas airport on a bus full of Israeli tourists. Five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver were...

  • Israel sees future drone threat from Lebanon, Gaza

    March 10, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    Israel fears guerrillas in Lebanon and Gaza would deploy exploding drones against the Jewish state in a future war as well as their main rocket arsenals, the chief of Israeli air defense said on Monday.

    "We will have to cope with dozens of pilotless aerial vehicles, in both the...

  • Hezbollah says will respond to Israeli air strike

    February 26, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Hezbollah will respond to an Israeli air strike that hit one of its bases on the border with Syria on Monday night, the Lebanese militant group said on Wednesday.

    "The new aggression is a blatant assault on Lebanon and its sovereignty and its territory ... The Resistance...

  • Report: Israeli planes bomb Hezbollah site

    February 24, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    An Israeli airstrike hit a site in Lebanon known for its arms smuggling and recruitment for Hezbollah, according to the Lebanese media.

    The Daily Star on Monday quoted a Lebanese security source as saying that the Israeli Air Force strike targeted a “qualitative” weapons shipment in the area of Janta on the Israel-Syrian border. Other Lebanese media also reported an attack.

    The Israeli army had no immediate comment.

    Israel has said it will not allow Hezbollah to receive high-quality weapons from its allies in the Syrian government.

  • Israel sees safe passage for chemical arms out of Syria

    January 14, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Internationally-monitored convoys removing Syrian chemical weapons are at little risk of being seized by rebels fighting President Bashar Assad or by his Lebanese Hezbollah allies, a senior Israeli military officer said on Tuesday.

    The estimate suggested that Israel, which...

  • U.S. officials: Hezbollah upgrades missile threat

    January 3, 2014 | 10:37 am

    Hezbollah operatives are smuggling components of advanced guided missiles from Syria to Lebanon, U.S. officials said.

    Operatives from the Shi’ite terrorist group have been moving the components in parts to avoid detection and airstrikes by Israel, unnamed officials told The Wall...

  • Israel tests Arrow missile shield, sees Hezbollah threat

    January 3, 2014 | 10:02 am

    Israel successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time on Friday, pushing forward work on a U.S.-backed defense against ballistic threats it sees from Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas as well as from Iran and Syria.

    One of several elements of an...

  • Nasrallah warns Israel that Hezbollah will avenge commander’s killing

    December 20, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday vowed to avenge Israel for the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in Beirut earlier this month.

    Hassan Laqqis, who fought in Syria's civil war for the Lebanese Shi'ite militia, was shot dead outside his home on December 4.

    ...
  • Hezbollah accuses Israel of slaying its weapons chief

    December 4, 2013 | 11:39 am

    Hezbollah claimed that Israel assassinated its technology and weapons chief near Beirut.

    According to the Lebanese terror group, Hussein al-Laqis was shot at a parking lot outside his home south of the Lebanese capital on Tuesday night and died the next morning in a hospital....

  • Report: Israel bombed Syrian weapons convoy bound for Lebanon

    October 23, 2013 | 10:03 am

    Israel Air Force jets bombed a convoy carrying advanced missiles from Syria to Lebanon, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported.

    The Arabic language Al-Jarida daily cited an unnamed Israeli security official as saying the missiles were intended for the terrorist group Hezbollah.  The...

  • Pakistan’s Malala challenges world leaders to educate Syrian refugees

    September 24, 2013 | 9:22 am

    Pakistani education crusader Malala Yousafzai and other youth activists challenged world leaders on Monday to come up with $175 million to educate 400,000 Syrian children who fled to neighboring Lebanon to escape a civil war in their homeland.

    As leaders gather in New York for...

  • Muslims, stop blaming Israel

    September 11, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    Whenever calamities befall Muslim-majority nations, there is always a country to blame: Israel. Is there a revolution against a tyrant? Zionists are responsible. Who else could be at fault if there is a clash between Sunni and Shia groups? The Jews. Did a bomb explode on the other...

  • In ‘Zaytoun,’ an unusual alliance

    September 6, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    Beirut, Lebanon, 1982, at the dawn of the Lebanese Civil War: A young Palestinian boy living at the Shatila refugee camp forges an unlikely bond with an Israeli fighter pilot. It is this unlikely encounter in the film “Zaytoun,” directed by renowned Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis...

  • Al-Qaida-affiliated terror group says it’s resuming holy war against Jews

    August 27, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    A terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaida that claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on northern Israel said it has resumed a jihad, or holy war, against the Jews.

    The Lebanon-based Azzam Abdullah Brigades said the rocket attack last week was carried out “as part of the...

  • Israel says it bombed Lebanon in retaliation for rocket attack

    August 22, 2013 | 9:02 pm

    Israel's air force bombed a militant target in Lebanon on Friday in retaliation for a cross-border rocket salvo on Thursday, a spokesman said.

    An Israeli military source said the "terror site" bombed was near Na'ameh, between Beirut and Sidon, but did not immediately provide...

  • Rockets fired from Lebanon land in Israel

    August 22, 2013 | 9:22 am

    Four rockets fired from Lebanon landed in northern Israel.

    One of the rockets from Thursday afternoon fell in a field in Nahariya, according to reports. There were no reports of injuries or casualties.

    The rockets were fired from a Palestinian refugee camp, Palestinian media...

  • Defiant Hezbollah leader says ready to fight in Syria

    August 16, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah accused radical Sunni Islamists on Friday of being behind a car bomb that killed 24 people in Beirut and vowed that the attack would redouble his group's commitment to its military campaign in Syria.

    In a fiery speech to supporters, one...

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