The Voice of Hizbullah

[Times-UK] Michael Young - Hizbullah is an immovable obstacle to Lebanese national reconciliation. It is heavily armed, more powerful than Lebanon's army, refuses to surrender its weapons, protects a semi-autonomous Shia Muslim mini-state amid Lebanese society, and pursues a foreign agenda separate from that of Beirut, particularly with Iran, Syria, and Palestinian militants. Voice of Hizbullah: The Statements of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, edited by Nicholas Noe, offers two decades of statements by the party's secretary-general. In 1992, after taking control of Hizbullah, Nasrallah defined its long-term strategy as "fighting against Israel and liberating Jerusalem, as well as Imam Khomeini's proposal - namely ending Israel as a state."

2007-10-11 01:00:00

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