Hizbullah's Unit for Terrorism in Israel Is Expanding

(JNS) Yaakov Lappin - Hizbullah's Unit 133 is dedicated to orchestrating terror attacks inside Israel and the West Bank, according to Maj. (res.) Tal Beeri, a former IDF intelligence officer who is director of research at the Alma research center. Unit 133's "expertise is forging connections with Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, and setting up terrorist infrastructure," Beeri said. The unit also seeks to activate terror cells in Jordan and Egypt in order to act against Israeli interests there. Unit 133 cooperates closely with five central Southern Lebanese crime families who act as "bridging platforms from the crime world to elements inside of the State of Israel," Beeri said. The families have experience in trafficking drugs and weapons into Israel, and Hizbullah has hitched a ride on their abilities in order to build terror infrastructure. The result is a recent uptick in cross-border smuggling efforts in recent months.

2021-07-26 00:00:00

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