Hezbollah

Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed terrorist network that poses a direct threat to American interests and Israel, dominates the Lebanese government and has amassed more than 60,000 rockets. Hezbollah has killed more Americans than any terrorist group other than al-Qaeda and has launched dozens of attacks against Israel since it withdrew from southern Lebanon in 2000.

Talking Points

  1. Hezbollah is a major terrorist threat. 
    U.S. officials describe Hezbollah as the most technically capable terrorist organization. Centered in Lebanon, Hezbollah targets U.S. allies and interests in the Middle East and across the world.

  2. Hezbollah acts as an Iranian proxy. 
    Hezbollah acts as a proxy in Iran’s efforts to destroy Israel and was founded as an organization dedicated to Israel’s “obliteration.”

  3. Hezbollah has amassed more than 60,000 rockets.
    Hezbollah now has an arsenal of more than 60,000 rockets. Primarily stored in schools, mosques, hospitals and communities, Hezbollah is positioned to attack all major Israeli population centers at a moment’s notice.