A behind-the-scenes look at Hezbollah’s attempt to infiltrate the West Bank

These days, Hezbollah is usually associated with its vast arsenal of rockets pointed at Israel, or its heavy involvement in the Syrian Civil War. But the Lebanese Shi’a terrorist organization has also, in recent years, been involved in efforts to strike Israel in a very different manner.

Hezbollah has been hard at work attempting to systematically recruit Palestinian and Israeli-Arab operatives to commit atrocities, often using the internet to seek out and tempt new members from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and from inside Israel.

The goal of Hezbollah is to orchestrate devastating, lethal acts of terrorism, but to cover up any trails that might lead back to the group, thereby inflicting painful blows on Israel without having to face the consequences. To date, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency have successfully thwarted such efforts, and many Israeli lives have been saved as a result.

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