Hezbollah

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Hezbollah

A Shi'a Muslim political party and paramilitary organization in Lebanon. Hezbollah was established in the 1980s in response to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. It operates a number of social services, though some countries regard it as a terrorist organization. It was responsible for the capture and killing of two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border raid, an incident that led to the 2006 Israel-Lebanon War. This war, and Hezbollah's response to it, increased the organization's popularity in Lebanon among Sunni Muslims, Christians and others.
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The foreign minister of Iran, Rafsanjani and representatives of Ayatollah Khamenei have all been directly involved in the decisions that we don't like about terrorism, the Hisbollah and the rejection of the peace process.
Southern Lebanon, with its Israeli-established buffer zone patrolled by her allies, the South Lebanese Army, was the source of strikes on Israeli northern towns by the pro-Iranian Hisbollah (Party of God) terrorists.
The prime minister must have had a salutary lesson in Damascus, Assad junior having signalled his intention to continue supporting Hamas, Hisbollah, Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organisations.