Israel Alleges Soleimani’s Son-in-Law Smuggling Weapons to Hezbollah

Son-in-law of Soleimani also the son of Hezbollah leader

Looking to justify constant attacks on Syria and keeping up a narrative of hostility toward Iran and other Shi’ites, Israel is accusing the Iranians of smuggling weapons to Hezbollah through Syria.

The specific plot in this case is blamed on Sayyed Reza Hashim Sada a-Din, the son of a Hezbollah leader and the son-in-law of assassinated Iranian Qassem Soleimani. He subsequently travels back and forth to Iran and Lebanon, by way of Syria.

That doesn’t prove any of the allegations, but follows long-standing Israeli accusations of weapons smuggling in the region.

The idea is being pushed by Israel’s military’s Arabic Language spokesman Avichay Adraee, and threatening further Israeli military action against the putative threat.

Author: Jason Ditz

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