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.
Well, I suspect you'll find the answer if you rummage around in the huge laundry basket of Middle-Eastern politics, which contains, among other things: One pair of grubby Israeli and Hisbollah propaganda machines.
There is no evidence that Israel's occupation was oppressive, but Israel had to suffer a 30-year run of terrorist attacks, mainly from its northern borders, organised by Hamas and Hisbollah, two terrorist organisations whose sole aim is to drive the Jewish population of Israel as refugees into the Mediterranean, and which can be compared to the IRA.
Peace in the Middle East is essential, but extremism of the Hisbollah type will ensure that there will never be peace.