Hezbollah

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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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She is careful to point out, however, that "it has never been established by any party directly involved (including the UN contingent on the ground) that the Party of God has perpetrated a single terrorist attack against Israeli civilians" (p.
Unchecked violence in southern Lebanon is likely to trigger a political and security crisis in Beirut, the most dire outcome of which could be the ousting of the moderate Shiite leadership by the radical Party of God.
In other words, the party of God stands accused of murdering one of the Middle East's major Sunni leaders, which puts Hezbollah in a dangerous position with its Sunni neighbors inside Lebanon and around the region.
So this is hezb Allah, the Party of God, the spear of Iranian influence in the Levant and chief local enforcer of Syria's occupation of Lebanon.
He made the offer public as Israel's army chief of staff, General Shaul Mofaz, confirmed that Israel is negotiating a prisoner swap with the Hizbullah, or Party of God, movement in Lebanon.
NNA - The party of God favours a comprehensive constitutional settlement to the Lebanese crisis, Hezbollah deputy of the House Nawwaf Mousawi, stated during the funeral of a slain party member at the Houseiniyya mosque of Shhour/south Lebanon today.
Less than 24 hours later, however, Nasrallah hammered that the Party of God was attached "to the resistance, its power, its weapons and capabilities," and that these were so "to maintain the security of our nation and our people".
It quoted unnamed sources close to Hizbullah as saying that the Party of God considers that its relations are confined only to the Lebanese judiciary and therefore, it has nothing to do with what this judiciary will do with the delivered information.
The correct spelling of this word is, of course, Hezballah -- which means Party Of God.
As noted above, one of the most dramatic aspects of the 1992 elections was the entry of Hizballah, the Party of God, into Lebanese parliamentary politics.
He sarcastically reminded Hizbullah of the actual objective alliance between the party of God, Israel and Russia in their war to keep Assad in power, contending that it is all about maintaining regional imperial interests that have nothing to do neither with Syrians nor Palestinians.
Hezbollah's information operations are among the most sophisticated in the history of modern warfare because the Party of God is itself an information operation, designed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.