Hezbollah

Rockets hit Western Galilee, initial report

On the morning of January 8 (at approximately 07:45), 4 rockets were fired from the western sector of south Lebanon at the Western Galilee.
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Exporting the Iranian revolution to Lebanon:

Iran and Hezbollah operate an extensive network of cultural and religious institutions as well as publishing houses. This network is used to inculcate Lebanese society, primarily the Shi’ite community, with Iranian radical Islamic ideology.
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The international struggle against Hezbollah’s television broadcasts:

Germany’s Interior Ministry announced a ban on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV station, joining the US, France, Spain, and other countries where the station is banned. Al-Manar’s broadcasts are still distributed worldwide by the Arab and the Indonesian communications satellites.
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Hezbollah once again disputes the legitimacy of the Israel-Lebanon international border by raising the issue of the so-called “seven villages”.

It is aimed to create further justification for the existence of Hezbollah’s military force which defends Lebanon and for the continuation of its terrorist and guerrilla activities (“the resistance”).
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Syria’s historic decision to establish diplomatic relations with Lebanon and an analysis of its implications

On October 14, 2008, Syrian president Bashar Assad issued Decree No 358, ordering the establishment of diplomatic relations between Syria and Lebanon, and the opening of a Syrian embassy in Lebanon (Syrian News Agency, October 14, 2008).
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Communications and terrorism

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV channel has started broadcasting via an Indonesian satellite, after being taken off a Thai satellite. The Indonesian satellite covers East Asia, China, and Australia. Indonesia is a Muslim country, making it more difficult for the international community to fight the incitement aired by Hezbollah.
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