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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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I was further surprised to read the Future Movement's vehement response to the Hizbollah chief's anti-Saudi rhetoric, which cut to the core of the problem.
Meanwhile, the Lebanese ambassador to Brussels is meeting a senior EU official today to ask the EU not to include Hizbollah in the terrorist list.
According to the statement, the investigation of the Burgas bombing, coupled with the deep body of evidence and intelligence that supported the decisions by the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands to classify in its entirety Hizbollah as a terrorist organization, and action by the United Kingdom and Australia to place the "Hizbollah External Security Organization" on their terrorist lists, "demonstrates an unmistakable path forward for the European Union to isolate Hizbollah over its support for terror and incitement.
In the US, counter terrorism chief John Brennan said Hizbollah posed a 'real threat' to the world, it added.
Hizbollah Secretary General, a prominent symbol of Arab Resistance against the Israeli occupation, renewed His Party's rejection to financing the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) because it is unconstitutional and illegitimate, declaring, however, that Hizbollah considers Lebanon's national interest as the priority.
Hizbollah has constantly kept the initiative, knowing how to pace its political and military interests.
bank that serves as correspondent for a Lebanese bank may well be aiding and abetting Hizbollah terrorism, and runs the risk of serious civil liability.
Almost all group members by and large had previously belonged to Kurdish Hizbollah and other Turkish right-wing extremist groups, which, in most cases, had been harassed and broken up by the Turkish National Police over the previous decade.
sponsored cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbollah Shiite militia, which came into effect on Monday, did not get off to a good start.
Israel was defeated and Hizbollah hoisted the banner of victory.
The simultaneous blitz on targets in and around Beirut was intended to pressurise the Lebanese government into disarming Hizbollah and expelling its fighters from the border region for good.
Syria was a filter between Tehran and Hizbollah, and now that Syria has been uprooted, Iran and Hizbollah can work much more closely together.