Speaking to The Daily Star on condition of anonymity, security sources said Abu Firas al-Jibba, a high-ranking Nusra commander in Syria's Qalamoun region, was killed along with three bodyguards in a Hezbollah
ambush in Wadi al-Kheil on Arsal's outskirts.
Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Hezbollah
International Financing Prevention Act.
He further added, while the US, Europe and Arab countries failed to show due reactions to the outrageous crimes of the Zionist regime, Hezbollah
immediately responded to the Israeli attacks and put them into a state of confusion.
He knows that if Hezbollah
launches a disproportional attack against Israel or violate the "rules of engagement", Israel will pound Lebanon and risk the entire Syrian enterprise.
The Times of Israel reported Israel had sent messages through Russia to Hezbollah
and the Islamic Republic stressing that it was not interested in an escalating conflict in the region.
In Beirut, a Lebanese source briefed on the situation told Reuters that Israel informed Hezbollah
via UNIFIL "that it will make do with what happened yesterday and it does not want the battle to expand".
This theory is supported by the fact that when Israel pushed into Gaza in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Hezbollah
offered nothing but rhetorical support, fearing an Israeli retaliation.
The US administration, in exchange, hopes that Syria will bite the bait it dangled before it so it can be neutralized in the likely event a mini civil war in Lebanon breaks out, or an Israeli attack on Hezbollah
Stressing a history of struggle against Israel, the 32-page document said Hezbollah
had to remain alert and wary of Israel: "Israel represents a constant threat and an impending danger to Lebanon.
is an important political player in Lebanon.
Hajj Hassan told the AFP news agency that the meeting "means more EU overture towards Hezbollah
, and one at a higher level.
Even as you read this essay, Hezbollah
is likely rearming itself in preparation for a future confrontation with Israel.