Hezbollah Funding News

Gaza Strip Gets New Leadership with Ties to Iran and Turkey

CATF Reports Nov. 16, 2016, 11:45am

Imad al Alami is set to replace current leader Ismail Haniyeh as political leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. As a founding member of the group, he has advanced Hamas’ agenda through the years by building longstanding relations with Iran, a major Hamas financier, and Turkey, a de facto Hamas headquarters.

Israel and U.S. Must Beware of an Experienced and Drone-Equipped Hezbollah Emerging from Syrian War

CATF Reports Aug. 15, 2016, 10:19am

Hezbollah became the first non-state actor to use drones for attacks in Syria over the last two weeks. As the group’s role continues to grow in Syria, will their battleground experiences haunt the U.S. and Israel in the future?

After Reports of Military Aid to Lebanon Reaching Hezbollah, How Will the U.S. Respond?

CATF Reports Aug. 10, 2016, 9:06am

With new reports that military aid in Lebanon is being funneled to Hezbollah, will the U.S. follow in Riyadh’s footsteps by cutting its extensive military assistance?

Is Iran Holding Up Their End of the Bargain?

CATF Reports Jul. 20, 2016, 1:42pm

One year after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the United States and Iran was signed in Vienna, German intelligence reports that Iran’s nuclear efforts are stronger than ever.

Lebanese Banks Cannot Afford “Banking Prudence”

CATF Reports Jul. 15, 2016, 11:01am

The implementation of the US “Hizballah International Financial Prevention Act” (HIFPA) crossed a red line in Lebanon and left little hope for compromise between the Lebanese banking system and Hezbollah in the country, at least in the short term.

Mustafa Amine Badreddine’s Death and the Unsolved Mystery of Hezbollah’s Commitment to Assad

CATF Reports May 25, 2016, 9:46am

The mysterious death of Mustafa Amine Badreddine, Hezbollah senior executive and main architect of the Syrian campaign, raises questions as to the extent of Hezbollah’s enduring commitment in Syria as dissent increases among fighters and their families over growing losses.

Punishing Lebanon for the Crimes of Hezbollah: Going Too Far?

CATF Reports Mar. 29, 2016, 2:46pm

President Obama warned Saudi Arabia that withholding aid to Lebanon could further destabilize the Middle East, yet not everyone in Washington is on that same page. In a recent congressional hearing, Tony Badran and Daniel Byman recommended different approaches.

Hitting Hezbollah to Advance a Proxy War

CATF Reports Mar. 10, 2016, 11:20am

The terrorist designation of Hezbollah’s Lebanese core by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) represents the latest development in a larger trend of exploitation of international sanctions to advance the proponent's strategic goal - Saudi Arabia's dominance in the Middle East.

Hezbollah: The Enduring Terrorism-Drug Connection

CATF Reports Feb. 9, 2016, 11:56am

Last week the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) revealed the arrests of key leaders of Hezbollah’s Business Affairs Component as part of DEA’s Project Cassandra. According to DEA, Hezbollah uses the laundered funds to advance its core terrorist purposes both in Syria and South America.

Of Sound and Fury: New U.S. Sanctions against Hezbollah

CATF Reports Jan. 7, 2016, 1:08pm

“Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015” comes just as Hezbollah is stepping up their Assad-supporting efforts in Syria, and just as sanction relief begins to take effect on Iran. However, the effectiveness of these sanctions - limited by design - seems to suggest that they are little more than political posturing.

Is Iranian Money Backing the “Stabbing Intifada”?

CATF Reports Oct. 22, 2015, 4:08pm

As Palestinian attacks against Israelis continue in Israel and the West Bank, questions are mounting about whether or not there is any central organization as with past uprisings. In the meantime Iranian backed groups Islamic Jihad, Hamas and Hezbollah are all getting involved to varying degrees.

As Hezbollah Goes Regional, So Does its Financing

CATF Reports Sep. 24, 2015, 11:46am

The Iranian funded and trained Lebanese terrorist group is playing a major role in the Syrian conflict. It is also playing lesser roles in Iraq and Yemen. As Hezbollah expands its footprint, it also expands the geographic focus and ways in which it supports its increasing funding requirements.

IRGC and Hezbollah: Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal

CATF Reports Sep. 18, 2015, 4:36pm

A discussion on the implications of the Iran deal should extend way beyond the risks of an even more relaxed approach to terror financing by Iran, to include domestic as well as regional implications.