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Hezbollah

(ˌhɛzbəˈlɑː) or

Hizbollah

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

or Hiz•bal•lah

(Arabic. ˌxɛs bɑˈlɑ)
n.
a radical Shi‘ite Muslim organization in Lebanon engaged in guerrilla warfare against Israel.
[< Arabic: literally, Party of God]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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Translations

Hezbollah

[ˌhezbəˈlɑː] NHezbolá m, Hizbulá m
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(26) Magnus Ranstorp, Hizb'Allah in Lebanon: The Politics of the Western Hostage Crisis (New York: St.
Daqduq, a Lebanese national thought to be a senior operative in Lebanese Hizb'allah, was captured by U.S.
At the same time too little attention was paid to other groups in the population - with the exception, perhaps, of the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hizb'allah - because they did not figure large in power equations involving bilateral and multilateral relations.
Without Israeli occupation there would be no Hamas and also no Hizb'allah in Lebanon.
(1) The spelling "Hezbollah" is used in this memorandum to transliterate the Arabic words hezb Allah, literally 'party of God.' Common alternate English transliterations include Hizballah, Hizbullah, Hezballah, and Hizb'allah.
According to its leaders, as well as its many advocates in the press, academe, and the United Nations, Hezbollah (in Arabic, the Party of God--sometimes spelled Hizbullah or Hizb'Allah) is not a terrorist group at all, but instead a social welfare, charitable organization, providing food, schooling, and medical care to the poor and downtrodden.
By inviting the Syrians and including the issue of the Golan Heights on the conference agenda, some in Washington also hoped they could start a process that would aim at decoupling Damascus from Tehran, an outcome that could help Israel neutralize the military threats it is facing from Hizb'allah and Hamas.