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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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Hizbullah said that he and some other candidates contesting the election had signed an agreement with him to seek his support for the elections.
The undersecretary in Germany's Foreign Affairs Ministry, Niels Annen, said shortly after the UK banned Hizbullah in March that Germany won't designate all of Hizbullah, a terrorist organization.
He has provided millions of dollars to Hizbullah out of from his business, which includes a drugs trade through his firms.
Hizbullah's heavy military involvement in Syria, Iraq and Yemen has, in fact, weakened its position in Lebanon - its home base.
Observers were in position to wait and see whether or not Hizbullah meant what it had said.
According to the source, other resolutions, of which Hizbullah is critical, include UNSCR 1757 which established the controversial Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) which is currently probing the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.
AN NAHAR said there were four reasons behind the timing of Hizbullah's escalation of its "security" war against the U.S.
Ali Tajideen was alleged to have provided Hizbullah with several payments over a number of years -- the largest coming in $1 million installments.
While Israel did not claim responsibility for the assassination, Hizbullah has declared its intention to avenge Mughniyeh's death by striking at Israel.
The US has long claimed that Hizbullah, Iraq's Shi'ites and Iran had formed a broad alliance opposed to Israel, the US and its Middle Eastern allies.
Media on both the right and left accepted Israel's and the United States' description of Hizbullah as a terrorist organization, but the veracity of that description should have been questioned and discussed.