DOJ: Two U.S. Citizens Arrested for Ties to Hezbollah

Two naturalized U.S. citizens have been arrested on charges related to activities on behalf of Hezbollah, a designated terrorist organization based in Lebanon.


Ali Kourani, 32, of the Bronx, N.Y. and Samer el Debek, 37, of Dearborn, Mich. were arrested on June 1, according to a Justice Department press release sent out Thursday.

Kourani was born in Lebanon and lawfully came to the United States in 2003. He eventually received both a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering and a masters of business administration.