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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So I do not understand why, when the two words ``hezb'' and Allah are joined together they turn into ``Hezbollah'' instead of Hezballah.
Like Bush Administration officials quoted in recent New Fork Times and Los Angeles Times stories, he thinks those costs could include rocket attacks on Israel by the Iranian-backed Hezballah militia in Lebanon, as well as "asymmetrical warfare" targeting U.
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