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(ˌhɛzbəˈlɑː) or


(Islam) an organization of militant Shiite Muslims based in Lebanon
[C20: Arabic, literally: party of God]


or Hiz•bal•lah

(Arabic. ˌxɛs bɑˈlɑ)
a radical Shi‘ite Muslim organization in Lebanon engaged in guerrilla warfare against Israel.
[< Arabic: literally, Party of God]
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Noun1.Hezbollah - a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean


[ˌhezbəˈlɑː] NHezbolá m, Hizbulá m
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WASHINGTON, June 11 (KUNA) -- The US expressed its commitment to Lebanon and "making sure that the Lebanese armed forces have the capacity to defend Lebanon's territory and its borders" on Wednesday, after Hezballah clashed with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters on its border with Syria.
In Iraq, Iran has employed combinations of its own Quds forces, Lebanese Hezballah and Iraqi Shia militias to take down targets that Tehran saw as threatening or inconvenient.
Esta opcion negociadora ha sido cuestionada por otros actores regionales, como Arabia Saudita,--que siempre ha visto con recelo al programa nuclear de Iran--, y muy especialmente por Israel, que considera que Washington esta llegando a acuerdos con el pais que representa "la mayor amenaza para la seguridad nacional y existencia de Israel", tanto por su programa nuclear y de misiles portadores, como por su apoyo a contrincantes importantes como son los movimientos Hezballah en el Libano y Hamas en la Franja de Gaza.
The Asian Tribune in its probe has found what Hussein Assi said in the Hezballah publication Al-Manar dated 20 February 2009:
L'ambassadeur de Tunisie au Liban, Hatem Essayem, a affirme que les informations faisant etat de sequestration par l'organisation Hezballah de 6 tunisiennes enrolees dans le jihad nikah en Syrie, sont denuees de tout fondement, rappelant que les autorites libanaises avait deja oppose un dementi officiel a ces allegations.
However, Reagan admitted to the board that he had approved "a convoluted plan whereby Israel would free 20 Hezballah prisoners, Israel would sell TOW [tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided] missiles to Iran, the five U.