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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A notable example of this process can be seen in the rebranding of the "Party of God" as Hezbollat, the "Party of pre-Islamic deity Al-Lat" (Arabian deity), and Hezb al-Shaytan, "Satan's Party" (Abuzaid, 2013) in Figure 3.
But the Party of God has a more pressing purpose there than simply aiding Assad.
Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God, from Revolution to Institutionalization, by Eitan Azani.
Hezbollah, which means "Party of God" in Arabic, was formed after Israeli troops invaded Lebanon in 1982.
Third, there are only two types of people on this earth: the party of God (hizb Allah) and the party of Satan (hizb al-shaytan).
In her foreword, Sabrina Mervin defines the perspective outlined in the book: understanding the "Party of God" as a "social fact"--in a durkheimian perspective--rather than as a Shi'a militia, as a terrorist entity or even as an Islamic party.
Hizbullah: "The party of God." Shi'ite group formed in Lebanon around 1982 with the original aim of ending the Israeli occupation of Lebanon.
Ironically, the name of the terrorist group Hezbollah translates to "Party of God." Then there is the neverending hatred and bloody battles between the Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland.
Recent years have seen the Party of God failing to damn members with loyalist connections, criminal convictions and even sexual offence records.
The Iranian-backed Hezbollah (or "Party of God"), battle-hardened from its conflict with Israel, remained deeply entrenched in Lebanese politics.
The outcome of Israel's current war with the ''Party of God'' remains very much in doubt.