Hizbullah Has Been Active in America for Decades

(National Interest) Colin P. Clarke - In June, Ali Kourani, who admitted being a member of Hizbullah's external operations wing, was arrested and charged with casing John F. Kennedy airport in New York City for a potential Hizbullah attack. Around the same time, Samer El Debek of Dearborn, Michigan, was arrested and charged with traveling to Panama to conduct surveillance against Israeli targets and the Panama Canal. In February, Fadi Yassine was arrested and charged with arranging to send weapons to a Hizbullah member in Lebanon. Hizbullah has been active inside the U.S. for decades, involved in a range of activities that include fundraising and money laundering. The writer is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and an associate fellow at the International Centre for Counter Terrorism-The Hague.

2017-08-28 00:00:00

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