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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 Arab Coalition to Restore Legitimacy to Yemen, and the Yemeni Army and Resistance Forces, have captured and killed a number of Hizbollah operatives in Yemen since the Houthis waged a coup and took over the capital in 2014.
Furthermore, he said that "Israel is not targeting Hizbollah in Syria, nor is the party attacking Israel.
Shaikh Abdulla said Bahrain is America's oldest ally in the Middle East and the relationship between the two countries has strengthened in the global war on terrorism - "especially against the Iran-backed subversive group Hizbollah".
That is precisely why Hizbollah has not responded the way it typically does to Israeli provocations.
"Placing Hizbollah on the terrorist list would be the next logical step, in light of the terrorist attack on European soil.
Even Hizbollah's negotiator with the German mediator representing the UN Secretary General, never had information on that score because as Hassan Nasrallah, Hizbollah's Secretary General said, "One of the valuable lessons we learned from earlier exchanges (referring particularly to the 2004 exchange, AC) is that the news media complicate such operations, creating preset conditions...because the enemy always wages a credibility war applying leverage to fracture Hizbollah's positions and that is a policy practised in many parts of the world." (2)
Mr Brown said: "We have today laid an order extending proscription to cover Hizbollah's entire military wing on the sole grounds of new evidence of its involvement in terrorism in Iraq and in the occupied Palestinian territories.
This paper examines the radicalization process of Turkish Islamists, with a specific focus on the terrorist organization Hizbollah, often referred to as Kurdish Hizbollah to distinguish it from the Lebanese group using the same name.
NO PEACE UNLESS HIZBOLLAH DISARMS (The Nation, Bangkok)
HIZBOLLAH was hailed by its jubilant allies Iran and Syria yesterday for "victory" over Israel.
The unrelenting ferocity of Israel's assaults on Lebanon reflects the growing realisation that the operation triggered by Hizbollah's capture of two Israeli soldiers and the killing of eight others is not running precisely to the high command's satisfaction.
But Iran has since stepped into the vacuum in Lebanon, where it has been able to increase its influence, partly through its ties to the local Shi'ite group Hizbollah. That has given Tehran a stronger trump to play in its confrontation with the US and Europe over its nuclear programme.