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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Si les 3orbanes declarent une guerre officielle, ils se heurteront a deux problemes : un, ils n'ont pas d'argument et de toutes les facons, ils ne peuvent pas affirmer qu'ils font la guerre pour instaurer la democratie en Syrie : deux, ils ne pourront pas la gagner etant donne le soutien de la Russie, de l'Iran et du Hezballah libanais a la Syrie.
According to the Patterns in Global Terrorism 2003 report, despite some cooperation on al Qaeda and the Taliban, Syria continues to provide political and material support to "Palestinian rejectionist groups," including Hezballah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
officials and Members of Congress have blamed Syria for acting as a conduit for the transfer of rockets and other arms to Hezballah units, thereby enabling Hezbollah units to engage in military action against Israeli targets.
Hezballah denied that Hassan was affiliated with the movement although Maher Meqdad claimed that he could field an "armed wing," and that his clan had taken matters into its own hands as the Lebanese government proved incapable of addressing their concerns.
The entry of the Palestinian Hamas and the Lebanese Hezballah movements into the formal political process also has fueled U.
In addition to Suleiman, Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblatt notified the Meqdad family via Hezballah that it would "react severely" to the kidnapping of any Syrian in Druze areas of Lebanon, while Al Mustaqbal [Future] Movement along with Salafi clerics warned of any problems in Sunni areas too.