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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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29) Mona Alami, "Hezbollah Fighter Details Ops in Qusayr," Now Lebanon, June 4, 2013; personal interview, Hizb Allah combatants, Beirut, June 5, 2013.
The Associated Press noted in June 2013 that highly organized Iranian proxy groups such as Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Kataib Hizb Allah "are organizing much of the transfer of Iraqi fighters to Syria, according to Shiite politicians, clerics and militia members.
Third, despite their anger at Hizb Allah over its military involvement in Syria, major secular political figures in the Lebanese Sunni community--including Saad Hariri and Fouad Siniora--condemned the attack in Abra and sided with the Lebanese army and state institutions.
20) The latter include Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous/People of Truth) and Kataib Hizb Allah (Party of God Brigades).
Israeli officials did not have to wait long for Hizb Allah to act.
Syrian opposition sources also report having inflicted major casualties on Hizb Allah in Syria and of identifying Hizb Allah members in combat.
Hizb Allah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah proclaimed its formation one week after the death of his eighteen year- old son, Hadi, who died along with two fellow Hizb Allah members in a clash with Israeli forces.
Given Syria's centrality to another indispensable resistance ally, Hizb Allah, one official Iranian source said that those who believe that Rouhani can alter Tehran's patronage of Hizb Allah are "either naive or daydreamers.
Part II: "The Lobby in Action" discusses the activity of several organizations and their anti-Palestinian, anti-Syrian polemic and it includes a recent justification for the Second Lebanon War against Hizb Allah.
January 2, 2014 (LEBANON): A suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle killed at least four people in southern B eirut, where Lebanese Hizb Allah has strong support.
Israel's massive land, sea and air response triggered a 34 day war between Hizb Allah and Israel, and brought the world to the brink of another Middle Eastern catastrophe.
Hizb Allah has embarked on sustained expeditionary warfare for the first time in its history and finds itself pitted against enemies it had neither sought nor prepared to fight, on unfamiliar territory, and in a cause different from its "resistance" raison d'etre.