IDF arrests Lebanese man who jumped border fence

The Israeli military detained an assailant who crossed its northern border after reportedly shooting two victims in Lebanon.

By World Israel News Staff and AP

The IDF announced Saturday that a Lebanese national was being held for questioning after he crossed the northern border by scaling the security barrier.

Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said the man jumped over the border fence into Israel after shooting two people on the Lebanese side of the frontier.

Israel has been on high alert since August, when its aircraft struck targets in Syria and Lebanon linked to Iran and its terror proxy, the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

In September, brief cross-border fighting erupted after Hezbollah fired a barrage of missiles in response to Israeli airstrikes.

Hezbollah receives massive amounts of funding from Iran and takes its marching orders from Tehran.

The Islamic terror group supplements Iranian aid with a global narcotics trafficking and money laundering operation that was the subject of an extensive investigation by American law enforcement and security agencies.

According to a Politico expose published in 2017, “In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States.” according to a POLITICO investigation.

The Politico report continued, “The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.”