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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But the Party of God has a more pressing purpose there than simply aiding Assad.
The Party of God recognizes that its stated goal of a government based on Islamic law is out of the question in Lebanon with its large Christian population and the equally large numbers of secular Druze, Sunni and even Shia Muslims who oppose it.
With Iranian monetary and military backing and Syrian support, the Party of God has proven itself to be a far deadlier enemy than the PLO ever was.
Despite the massive build-up of intelligence resources, the CIA had not succeeded in penetrating Hezbollah, the Shi'ite Party of God in Lebanon; and, despite indications of a threat to the U.
He sarcastically reminded Hizbullah of the actual objective alliance between the party of God, Israel and Russia in their war to keep Assad in power, contending that it is all about maintaining regional imperial interests that have nothing to do neither with Syrians nor Palestinians.
Levitt, who spoke on Hezbollah in a panel sponsored earlier this week by the Israel Project, is the author of the recently published Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God, the most thorough account of the organization's campaign of international terrorism.
If Lebanon wants to protect itself, it should tell the party of the devil to get its fighters out of Syria," he added in a swipe at Hezbollah, whose name in Arabic means party of God.
Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God is a thorough examination of Hezbollah's covert activities beyond Lebanon's borders, including its financial and logistical support networks and its criminal and terrorist operations worldwide.
Hezbollah -- Lebanon's party of God - has reportedly promoted the practice of temporary marriage in the past, notably during the July war with Israel in 2006.
Some do not see the fall of one thousand martyrs as a victory, for which the cost was the sanctity of Hezbollah's arms and the latter's retreat to political quarrels, no matter how much the Party of God abstains from power and its spoils.
backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) in the face of a fierce campaign by the Party of God and its March 8 allies to try to abolish it altogether.
We are the sons of the umma (Muslim community) - the party of God (Hizb Allah) the vanguard of which was made victorious by God in Iran.