Report: US to offer cash prize for wanted Hezbollah leaders

US media says State Department to offer $12 million to anyone with information on Hezbollah leaders.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah
Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah

The US State Department will offer a prize of $12 million to anyone with information leading to the discovery, arrest, or charge of Hezbollah's two leaders, American media reported.

However, the US State Department has not confirmed the report.

According to Israel Hayom, seven of the twelve million dollars will be given to those leading to the capture of Talal Hamia, who heads the unit responsible for Hezbollah's foreign attacks. The other five million dollars will be awarded to anyone with relevant information on Fouad Sokher, the Hezbollah agent in charge of operations in southern Lebanon.

In addition, the US Congress is currently working on a bill to sanction Hezbollah. The bill will be voted on later this month, and is part of the efforts to sanction Iran.

According to Al-Monitor, the bill includes a requirement for the US president to disseminate US estimates of Hezbollah and allied politicians’ net worth, as well as how they acquire their wealth and what the funds are used for. Financial assets of anyone who "knowingly assists, sponsors, or, provides significant financial, material, or technological support" would be blocked from the US banking system.