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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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Turning to economic development projects in the region, Qassem was quoted as saying, "We were able to alleviate the poverty in Baalbeck-Hermel in the last seven years, and the projects there are valued at $893 million, with $29 million coming from Hezbollah.
We in the Iraqi resistance stand with Hezbollah, and we will stand with Hezbollah in any Israeli attack or action against it," he said, adding that Nujaba would fight "with Hezbollah in a single row, on a single front, just as we stood with them on a single front in Iraq or Syria.
What's new, it appears, is knowledge of this Hezbollah bomber's true name.
Last week, Lebanon and Hezbollah each said they had made significant gains against Islamic State militants, driving them back into a smaller part of the arid hills on the border.
HIFPA was aimed at curbing Hezbollah's ability to access the international financial system and disrupt foreign financing to Hezbollah, that the Americans believe flows through Lebanese banks.
Led by Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah maintains an influential role in Lebanese politics and society.
Ten years after the 2006 war, perceptions of Hezbollah in the eyes of the Arab Sunni world have deteriorated.
Even Nasrallah himself has admitted to the dangers of a Hezbollah miscalculation.
This brave general and some members of Hezbollah were martyred," it said.
The training and materials geared toward counterterrorism, internal security, and border control were not seen by Hezbollah as a threat to its military arsenal of rockets and long range missiles.
In late April 2011, two months after the start of the protests in Syria, when the uprising was still a civil, nonviolent movement, I had informal, off-the-record conversations with Hezbollah officials to hear their perspectives about the developments in Syria.
The Bulgarian government's investigation clearly points to Hezbollah, and a Cypriot court in March convicted a confessed Hezbollah member of preparing similar attacks in Cyprus.