Hezbollah, the powerful Iran-backed group on Israel’s border, continues to be a source of concern for the country and the rest of the world. Hezbollah is a LebaneseHizballah and is based in Lebanon, but its loyalty lies with Iran. The militant group was first formed in 1982 when Israel occupied parts of Lebanon. Hezbollah has become an increasingly powerful and influential organization in the Middle East and has been involved in numerous sites of conflict such as Syria and Iraq.
Hezbollah has an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 fighters, making them one of the most powerful forces in the region. The group is heavily armed and well-funded and receives money and military assistance from Iran. It is currently estimated that Iran provides Hezbollah with nearly $700 million annually in military and financial support.
The militant group has been fighting in Syria since 2012, and has been helping the government there in its battle against opposition forces. Hezbollah has also been fighting ISIS and other extremist groups in both Syria and Iraq. They are known to have one of the largest rocket inventories in the region, and they have been launching frequent missile strikes at Israel, which has been responded to, by Israel, with airstrikes against Hezbollah targets in Syria.
Hezbollah has also been linked to numerous attacks against Israeli targets, including the 2006 conflict with Israel, which caused significant damage to the country. In addition, the group has been linked to terrorist attacks globally, such as the 1992 and 1994 bombings of Jewish targets in Argentina. The group has also been accused of providing financial and logistical support for other terror organizations like Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Despite its actions, Hezbollah is actually a political party in Lebanon and is recognized as part of the government. The group has a presence in the Lebanese parliament and also holds two government portfolios. Due to their close ties with Iran and the Shiite community, most other Arab nations and Western countries have been hesitant to recognize the group as anything more than a terrorist organization.
Hezbollah’s presence on Israel’s border continues to be a major source of concern for the country. The two countries have been in a tense standoff since the 2006 war, and Israel has implemented a series of strategies meant to combat the risk of another conflict with Hezbollah. These strategies require the monitoring of the group’s activity closely, with the help of the United Nations security forces.
Despite this, Israel remains wary of Hezbollah’s military strength and therefore seeks their disarmament. However, as of yet, there has been no resolution to this problem, leaving Israelis with a continuing sense of fear and mistrust of the militant group.