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Timeline of Terror- A Concise History of Hezbollah Atrocities

Timeline of Terror- A Concise History of Hezbollah Atrocities

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Published by: Paulo Felix on Oct 11, 2012
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Timelineof TerrorA ConCiseHisTory ofHezbollAHATroCiTies
 
formATion
in 1982, THe isrAeli governmenT ConduCTed ‘operATionpeACe for gAlilee’ wHiCH HAd five nATionAl seCuriTy goAls,ACCording To mAjor george solley, A former u.s. mArine AndmiliTAry HisToriAn of THe firsT lebAnon wAr. THese were“(1) eliminATe THe plo THreAT To isrAel’s norTHern border;(2) desTroy THe plo infrAsTruCTure in lebAnon; (3) removesyriAn miliTAry presenCe in THe bekAA vAlley And reduCeiTs influenCe in lebAnon; (4) CreATe A sTAble lebAnesegovernmenT; And (5)THerefore sTrengTHen isrAel’s posiTionin THe wesT bAnk
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.”THe sHi’iTe leAders in lebAnon debATed How To respond.some fAvoured And AdvoCATed for A miliTAnT responseAnd supporTing An irAn-like islAmiC republiC in lebAnonAnd formed HezbollAH (“THe pArTy of god”), THerebyAbAndoning THe AmAl movemenT
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, wHiCH wAs one of THemosT imporTAnT sHi’A muslim miliTiAs in lebAnon during THelebAnese Civil wAr
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. HezbollAH’s formATion wAs THereforeA direCT reACTion To isrAel’s oCCupATion of souTHernlebAnon. ideologiCAlly, THe group Took iTs inspirATion fromTHe islAmiC revoluTion in irAn led by AyATollAH ruHollAHkHomeini. indeed, THe irAniAn revoluTionAry guArd Corps(irgC) TrAined, Armed And funded HezbollAH upon THegroup’s formATion, As THe irgC ConTinues To do To THis dAy
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.syriA, Too, wAs An eArly pATron of HezbollAH for reAsonsHAving more To do wiTH reAlpoliTik THAn ideologiCAlsympATHy: dAmAsCus wAnTed To mAinTAin iTs own AlliAnCewiTH irAn, exploiT A plATform in lebAnon from wHiCH ToATTACk isrAel or THe uniTed sTATes, And prop up A bulwArkAgAinsT THe poliTiCAl predominAnCe of THe AmAl movemenT
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