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# Hezbollah

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
Israeli strikes on Lebanon kill eight, including two journalists
The border between Lebanon and Israel has seen escalating violence, mainly between Israel and the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement.
Last month
November 2023
Iranian diplomat in Dublin denies Iran is involved in 'proxy war' in Middle East
Dr Kazem Sharif Kazemi is Charge d’Affaire of the Iranian Embassy and he spoke about the alleged proxy wars in the Middle East and human rights.
Israeli military and Lebanon's Hezbollah engage in major cross-border clashes
Today, the Israeli military said it had struck “two terrorist cells” and a Hezbollah post after an attempted attack from Lebanon.
This year
Macron to discuss creation of Palestinian state on Israel visit
Macron will also urge “a halt of the colonisation” of the West Bank as a result of Israeli settlements.
Irish troops take shelter as Israeli shelling hits southern Lebanon and journalist is killed
The shelling was in response to Hezbollah fire that was sent into Israel from south Lebanon.
Families of Irish troops living in Lebanon leave country as Hezbollah and Israel trade missiles
Soldiers attached to the long term UNTSO mission can bring their families to the mission.
Hezbollah denies involvement in killing of Pte Seán Rooney in Lebanon
Five men were charged yesterday with the killing of Pte Rooney in the south of Lebanon, a stronghold of the Iran-backed group.
Five Hezbollah members accused of killing Private Séan Rooney
The 23 year old was killed during an attack last December.
Irish troops safe in bomb shelters as Israel attacks targets north of UNIFIL camp
Israel launched airstrikes and artillery attacks in response to rockets fired from south Lebanon.
Under the shadow of Hezbollah: 'I'm not naïve, I know political assassins are rarely found'
The widow of a murdered Hezbollah critic tells journalist Hannah McCarthy of Lebanon’s culture of impunity.
Last year
Suspect arrested in relation to killing of Irish peacekeeper Sean Rooney
Private Sean Rooney, 23, was killed and three others injured when their vehicle was attacked
Lebanese investigators have identified suspects in Seán Rooney killing, judicial source says
Sources have told French press agency AFP that the UN vehicle was ‘the target of gunfire from at least two people’.
All time
Six killed and dozens injured following clashes in Beirut
Gunfire broke out at a protest against the judge investigating last year’s blast at the city’s port.
Tribunal finds Hezbollah member guilty of ex-prime minister's murder in 2005
One of four men were found guilty today.
Verdict due over assassination of former Lebanese prime minister amid fears of more violence
The tribunal’s long-awaited decision comes two weeks after a cataclysmic blast at Beirut port.
Concerns grow as tensions rise between Israel and Hezbollah
Israel and Hezbollah have exchanged fire along the Lebanese border.
Hezbollah top commander killed in Syria by "Islamist extremists"
Mustafa Badreddine, who was on a US terror sanctions blacklist and wanted by Israel, was killed in a blast on Thursday night.
Opinion: The lives of our peacekeeping troops are being recklessly risked at the Syrian border
The situation at the border is far too volatile for the UN mission’s remit – it seems the only reason to keep it there is for political posturing.
This is how you make it onto the EU's terror blacklist
Earlier this week the EU decided to add Hezbollah’s ‘military wing’ to its list of terror organisations.
Gilmore takes cautious approach to Hezbollah and Syria questions
Some EU Member States want to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.
53 injured in car bomb in Shiite Beirut suburb
The blast comes amid spiralling tension in Lebanon over the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.
16 soldiers dead as Lebanon clashes continue
Fierce clashes continued for a second day between the army and gunmen loyal to a radical Sunni cleric in the Lebanon.
Israeli PM visits China after Syria strikes
Benjamin Netanyahu’s signalling of a return to “business as usual” may indicate that Israel does not expect an immediate retaliation for this weekend’s airstrikes.
The Evening Fix... now with added men trying to break into a police station
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Alan Shatter tells Israel: Ireland is still your friend
The Minister for Justice also told an Israeli newspaper that he had been the target of some anti-Semitism during his time in politics but that it had been “extremely rare”.
Hezbollah urges week of protests against anti-Islam film
The news comes as 50 people are arrested in connection with the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi last week.
US will intervene in Syrian crisis - but only if Assad uses chemical weapons
President Obama says the issue of Syrian WMDs is two-fold, raising fears that chemical or biological weapons may fall into the hands of anti-Israeli extremists.
CIA spy rings uncovered in Iran and Lebanon
The United States has suffered a huge security setback after several CIA operatives in two distinct networks were captured by Iran and Hezbollah. The informants are feared dead.
Syria's Assad says intervention would create 'another Afghanistan'
The Syrian President said that Western intervention in his country’s uprising would trigger massive unrest that would “burn the whole region.”
Column: ‘Breakfast is Lebanese porridge and UHT milk’ – an Irish soldier’s diary
What is life really like for Irish troops in Lebanon? Hot and dangerous, writes Westmeath native Corporal Alan Rigney.
Arrest warrants issued for murder that 'changed Arab nation'
Many fear that tensions over the tribunal investigating the death of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri could plunge the country into a new crisis.
Violent clashes continue in Egypt as protests sweep through Middle East
Protests continue in Egypt following yesterday’s deaths, as demonstrators demand an end to repression and governmental corruption. Meanwhile in Tunisia, the interim government has said it will bow to the will of the people and reshuffle the cabinet today.
UN accuses Hezbollah of "obstruction"
A UN tribunal criticises Hezbollah after the group calls for its work to be boycotted.