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WELT reported that Iran-backed Hezbollah had received large deliveries of ammonium nitrate from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force – a US-designated terror organization

AL ARABIYA Hezbollah shipped explosive chemicals to Lebanon prior to Beirut blast August 20, 2020 Iran’s elite Quds Force shipped ammonium nitrate to Hezbollah in Beirut around the same time a Moldovan-flagged tanker arrived carrying 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate … Continue reading

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“Lebanon has no independent “national institutions” that can serve as counterweights against Iran’s Hezbollah, the most powerful terrorist organization in the world”

NEWSWEEK Lebanon: Hezbollah’s Potemkin Village by Caroline Glick August 12, 2020 …Aside from the despair, there is nothing new about the protests or the calls for Hezbollah and Iran to be chased from Lebanon. For nearly a year before the … Continue reading

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The stockpile of weapons-grade ammonium nitrate and the collateral damage it caused to the Beirut port may well have been earmarked for Israel

JNS Israel’s August 4 miracle by Alex Traiman August 9, 2020 Many of Israel’s modern military accomplishments have defied all odds and logic. Surprise victories in Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, Six-Day War in 1967 and Yom Kippur War … Continue reading

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Beirut protesters reportedly hanged Hezbollah leader Nasrallah and President of Lebanon Aoun in effigy

JERUSALEM POST Lebanon protesters storm ministry buildings over Beirut blast by Reuters August 8, 2020 Lebanese protesters stormed government ministries in Beirut and trashed the offices of the Association of Lebanese Banks on Saturday as shots rang out in increasingly … Continue reading

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Likely cause of Lebanon explosion: “Explosive fertilizer confiscated after seizure of vessel reportedly owned by Cyprus-based Russian businessman”

I24NEWS Ammonium nitrate behind Beirut blast seized in 2014, never properly disposed of by Reuters August 5, 2020 The ammonium nitrate load that blew up the port of Beirut, resulting in a powerful blast that ripped through the city Tuesday, … Continue reading

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“Over the last several days Hezbollah supporters have put up hundreds of social media posts vowing revenge”

JERUSALEM POST How might Hezbollah retaliate against Israel? by Seth J. Frantzman July 23, 2020 Hezbollah has been prodded to respond to the death of one of its fighters in Syria in what it says was an Israeli airstrike this … Continue reading

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“The international community evidently has no problem with Arab racism and discrimination against the Palestinians”

GATESTONE Palestinians: Victims of Arab Racism by Khaled Abu Toameh July 24, 2020 …In another sign of anti-Palestinian racism, a Lebanese newspaper published in April a cartoon that likened Palestinians to the coronavirus, sparking outrage among many Palestinians and even some … Continue reading

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“Nearly 700 soldiers were killed during Israel’s 18-year occupation of Lebanon; journalist Matti Friedman teamed up with the Kan broadcaster to tell their story”

TIMES OF ISRAEL 20 years after Lebanon pullout, docuseries dives into the ‘War With No Name’ by Judah Ari Gross May 25, 2020 The grave of any soldier killed fighting in the Battle of Ammunition Hill on June 6, 1967, … Continue reading

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“In a region rife with adversaries, Israel considers Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite terrorist group, to be its toughest and most immediate threat”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) 20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war by AP and ILH staff May 20, 2020 Twenty years after Israel withdrew from the security zone in southern Lebanon, the IDF and the Iranian-backed … Continue reading

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Ban falls far short of a complete prohibition on Hezbollah allowing Germany to claim that it has banned the group even if it has not

GATESTONE Germany’s Partial Ban of Hezbollah: A Half-Measure by Soeren Kern May 2, 2020 The German government, after years of equivocating, has announced what amounts to a partial ban on the Iran-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah — Arabic for “The … Continue reading

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