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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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7 million ($2 million) to Hezbolla according to media reports.
Hariri1/2AaAaAeA~has visited Saudi Arabia, a political foe of Iran and Hezbolla twice in the past week, meeting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials.
The woman who copped a rather pretty green-coloured spark on her forehead, and who then burst into tears and fled, was the only victim who was not a potter, rather an office worker on her way home and attracted to a crowd of people standing dangerously close around a burning block of ice, and clearly not expecting to find herself in the middle of what must have felt like a Hezbolla rocket attack.
Las denuncias de la diplomatica israeli hacian referencia a lo que mas tarde se iba a conocer como la Autonomia Islamica Wayuu, el "llamamiento a la creacion de una nacion islamica en territorio Wayuu de La Guajira, hecho por algunos colaboradores del Hezbolla en Venezuela, entre ellos Teodoro Darnott, fundador de la sede venezolana de Hezbolla" (Noticias UNO 2011).
En cambio Hezbolla, Partido de Dios, tiene como objetivo la expansion de la Revolucion islamica shii irani.
During the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbolla, Argentina produced a series of incidents that marked the strengthening of this trend: some demonstrations by the radical left with the insignia of Hezbolla; the threat of violence against Jewish youngsters who wanted to speak out against the Iranian Embassy from the patriotic revolutionary Quebracho movement (6); and the appearance of "Stop the genocide of the State of Israel," which was endorsed by Leon Rozitchner, Alejandro Horowicz, and Elsa Drucaroff and affirmed by dozens of intellectuals, including Jose Pablo Feinmann, Juan Gelman, Beatriz Sarlo, Horacio Verbitsky, Eduardo Griner, Atilio Boron, Abelardo Castillo, and Eliseo Subiela, among others, stating that:
El verdadero enemigo no son los palestinos para los israelies o viceversa, el enemigo es Hamas, Iran, Hezbolla, el fanatismo en general.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was quoted as saying Tuesday that that the North Korean weapons seized in Bangkok last December were destined for the Hamas and Hezbolla militant groups in Syria.