Hezbollah: A Terrorist Organization to Watch

Israel, America, and the Middle East

When most Americans think of Middle Eastern terrorist groups the names Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Hamas are generally the only ones that people can come up with. However, there is a very important terrorist group in Lebanon that the United States should have its eyes on: Hezbollah.

Hezbollah is a terrorist organization based in Lebanon’s Shiite-dominated areas. These areas include the Bekaa Valley, parts of Beirut and southern Lebanon. Hezbollah, also known as “Party of God,” surfaced during the First Lebanon War in 1982 in the aftermath of Israel’s invasion and subsequent occupation in 1982. Their main goal was, and still is, to destroy Israel. Its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has been quoted in October 2002 saying, “If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”

Since then, under the leadership of Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah has conducted suicide bombings, kidnappings, guerrilla attacks and…

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