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August 6, 2015 6:09 pm

Defense Officials Say Hezbollah Boosting Recruitment Near Israeli Border

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Israeli security officials say that Hezbollah is accelerating its recruitment of terrorists on the border with Israel. PHOTO: Human Security Centre

Israeli security officials say that Hezbollah is accelerating its recruitment of terrorists on the Jewish State’s border. PHOTO: Human Security Centre

Lebanese terror outfit Hezbollah has accelerated its recruitment and training of operatives in the region just north of Syria’s border with Israel, defense officials told the country’s Channel 2 on Thursday.

According to the officials, Hezbollah and its sponsor Iran see the village of Khader near the Israeli border as strategically located to launch terror attacks against targets in Israel.

The Druze community living in the area — which enjoys Hezbollah’s support — provides fertile ground for recruitment into anti-Israel terror cells, the officials said.

One official noted that because of the deteriorating situation in Syria, Hezbollah has begun preparing the area for the day after the potential fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is closely allied with the Lebanese group.

Despite being locked in an extended battle against al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State, and other anti-Assad rebels Hezbollah mainly fears a surprise IDF attack, which is why the group continues to prepare for conflict with Israel, the officials said.

To resist being dragged into a conflict with Israel, the group declined to respond or even comment on recent alleged Israeli airstrikes against one of its cells.


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  • Mike Schwarzer

    Hezbollah is fighting ISIS. I don’t think there is time or interest to bother with Israel. Besides Benny is doing far more damage to Israel than Iran could hope for.

  • Mike Schwarzer

    Propaganda or fact – can’t tell when Israel is involved.

    A ‘No’ vote is a vote for another Iraqi/Afghanistan war. ‘Yes’ gives us a chance to see if peace will work, there is still lots of time for war. Benny is not going to be too successful is selling another Bush WMD’s story. We’ve had enough liars misleading us. This has nothing to do with Israel’s security, this has to do with suppressing a geopolitical competitor. The US is not a puppet of Israel.

    A VOTE FOR NO IS A VOTE FOR ANOTHER IRAQI / AFGHANISTAN STYLE WAR. Do we want that? Can we afford that?

    The question is really that simple. Forget all those people trying to tell you what your opinion should be, the celebs bought and paid for, the massive media propaganda, the warmongering without fact or foundation. They want to turn this in Pro verses Anti Israel, they don’t want to tell facts, just leak bits and pieces of misinformation. There is no such thing as a perfect deal in negotiation that is a fantasy, the deal is excellent and quite an accomplishment.

    And in case you don’t get it a non proliferation agreement is NO NUKES, NO NUKES, NOT ONE FRIGGING NUKES PERIOD FOREVER. In case some are asleep Iran already has an existing stockpile to manufacture a dozen bombs. All of which they are giving up. If they wanted Nukes they would already have them. Not every government lies, spies, assassinates and does dirty tricks like Israel and their horrible leadership. With success, there there will be futile ground to progress on other issues. Unfortunately Israel only knows how to use a club to negotiate peace. There leadership has to go as it represents the single most dangerous threat to Israeli security.

    Remember who voted ‘No’ so we can remove the warmongering puppets of Israel next election. Any presidential hopeful who votes ‘No’ will be a marked man. There will be no blaming on the intelligence services. They are either in the Israeli lobbyist pockets, or have confusion as to which government they serve, or lack the intelligent to understand the deal, (stupid). Not presidential or congressional material. There will be a backlash for this betrayal of the US public interest.

    Hezbollah could disappear over night if Benny was doing his job instead of trying to club everyone into submission. Horrible horrible leadership. Without a club Benny is clueless. Iranians are all smiles these days. Israel is doing far more damage to it’s interests then Iran could ever do. I expect they will be a model treaty participant just to rub salt in Israel’s self inflicted wounds and they haven’t spent a penny to do it. Benny is the single most significant security risk to Israel. Also the biggest risk to the Israeli economy.

  • Shem Kem

    This is a fantastic news! God speed!