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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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During the 2006 Second Lebanon War, Hizballah fired a Chinese-made, Iranian-supplied C-802 surface-to-sea antiship cruise missile at the INS Hanit, an Israeli Sa'ar 5-class corvette patrolling the Lebanese coast 16 kilometers from the shore.
allies often look the other way at Hizballah activities in their countries because the group also engages in "legitimate" political and social welfare activity.
See Beirut Center for Research and Information, "Two-Thirds of Christians: Hizballah Protects Lebanon," October 2014, available at: http://beirutcenter.
But Hizballah and Iran have vowed to avenge other attacks as well.
The 2006 Israel-Hizballah war provided graphic proof about extensive Syrian arms shipments to Hizballah including both Syrian-made and foreign-made weapons.
As far as Lebanon is concerned, the country has this week passed through a cataclysmic change whereby Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, secretary general of Hizballah, (Party of God) has emerged as a kingmaker when he succeeded in bringing about the downfall of the government led by Saad al-Hariri, son of the assassinated prime minister, Rafik al-Hariri, and managed to impose a successor, Najib Miqati, a former prime minister.
Political parties: Amal Movement, Ba'ath Party, Democratic Left, Democratic Renewal Movement, Free Patriotic Movement, Future Movement, Hizballah, Kataeb Party, Kataeb Reform Movement, Lebanese Forces, National Bloc, Marada Movement, Nasserite Popular Movement, National Liberal Party, Popular Bloc, Progressive Socialist Party, Qornet Shehwan Gathering, Syrian Social National Party, Tachnaq Party.
To the Egyptian government, the Hamas and Hizballah are no different than its archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood.
However, we cannot rule out that the group would attack if it perceives that the United States is threatening its core interests Hizballah is the largest recipient of Iranian financial aid, training, and weaponry, and Iran's senior leadership has cited Hizballah as a model for other militant groups.
US, Iraqi troops attack Kata'ib Hizballah group killing up to eight people
The firefight with suspected members of Kata ib Hizballah, a group that the U.
CDATA[ Israel's response to agression by Hamas and Hizballah was called "disproportional" by the same people who haven't noticed really disproportionate responses.