Hezbollah

In an unusual public statement, Zakaria Zubeidi, chief of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin, admits that his organization receives operative assistance from Hezbollah (funds, arms and training), and that the organization exerts much influence on him

Zakaria Zubeidi, chief of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Jenin, recently granted an interview in which he publicly admitted, in an uncharacteristic fashion, that his organization receives operative assistance from Hezbollah and that Iran exerts much influence on him (referring to his organization).
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The fight against Hezbollah’s inciting broadcasts: the French authorities reject Al-Manar’s request to allow the resumption of its broadcasts in France

France’s Conseil d’État (a legal body assisting the French government with legal advice) decided to reject an appeal submitted by the Lebanese Communication Group—Al-Manar (i.e., the operators of Hezbollah’s television channel) to revoke the decision of the Supreme Audiovisual Council (December 17, 2004). The decision bans the station’s broadcasts in France (AFP, January 6, 2006).
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A ceremony held on the occasion of Israel’s handover of bodies of Hezbollah operatives was accompanied by a belligerent yet apologetic speech given by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Nasrallah repeatedly referred to his organization as Lebanon’s defender, while stressing his intent to continue the confrontation with Israel and his “right” to abduct IDF soldiers to trade them for Lebanese prisoners (i.e., terrorists serving their sentences in Israel)
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Hezbollah in Lebanon continues sending Fatah/Tanzim operatives in the West Bank on terrorist missions by means of a link in the Gaza Strip which transmits funds and instructions.

On October 16, 2005, Israeli security forces detained Majdi Kamal ‘Abd al-Jabbar ‘Amer, from the village of Qalil, near Nablus. During interrogation he stated that he took orders from Hezbollah in Lebanon through a kind of front-line headquarters in the Gaza Strip, which liaised between Hezbollah handlers in Lebanon and terrorist-operatives in the West Bank
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The “Syrian order” in Lebanon (1975-2005): Lebanon as a Syrian satellite during the Hafez Assad régime and the weakening of Syria’s hegemony under Bashar Assad

The assassination of Rafik Hariri, the Lebanese Prime Minister who refused to toe the Syrian line, and the dramatic events following it placed the 30-year old Syrian intervention in Lebanon back on the Lebanese, Arab and international agendas. This article will both analyze Syrian interests in Lebanon and examine the main stages of Syria’s assumption
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