On 7 October 2014, Hezbollah attacked Israeli forces illegally stationed in the Shebaa Farms region on Lebanese territory. This is the first attack by the Lebanese resistance against the Israeli occupying forces since the 2006 war.

The incident has been widely interpreted as a message from Hezbollah to the Jewish state to dissuade it from extending to the Lebanese-Israeli border the scheme it set up along the Syrian-Israeli border. Indeed, on 15 September hundreds of UNDOF peacekeepers withdrew from the Golan Heights after 43 of their soldiers were detained for two weeks by the Al-Nusra Front (Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda). Since that date, the buffer zone established by the United Nations after the 1973 war is de facto no longer controlled by UNDOF, but by Al-Qaeda.

The Jewish state ensures regular supplies to the Al Qaeda jihadists and treats the wounded in its military hospitals. Israeli television showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their bedside, comforting and congratulating the wounded jihadists.

Hezbollah’s action was intended to warn Israel against any attempt to extend the scheme and similarly drive out the UNIFIL peacekeepers in favor of Al-Qaeda.

Even though Hezbollah’s attack is in breach of Resolution 1701, it is unlikely that the Jewish state will take the case to the Security Council since it would be facing the risk of having to explain its oh so illegal relationship with the Al Qaeda jihadists.

Hezbollah is a Lebanese resistance movement against imperialism and Zionism. It is accused by Israel of being a terrorist organization and has been classified as such by several Western states. However, Israel has never produced any evidence of attacks carried out by Hezbollah abroad. Recently, the president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, speaking before the UN General Assembly condemned the accusations leveled against Hezbollah for the Buenos Aires bomb attacks.

Currently, Hezbollah is actively engaged in the fight against the Al Qaeda and Daesh terrorist organizations both Lebanon and Syria.