Hizbullah's Young Adherents Learn the Ideology of Hate

(Deutsche Welle-Germany) Anchal Vohra - Ali is six, and yet already he fiercely chants "Death to America" and "Death to Israel" at a Beirut rally alongside his family. "At six, he is too old to not be here," his mother Fatima said. On a television screen hanging above the packed market street, Hizbullah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah, announced to a rapturous response, "After victory in Syria and Iraq, we will focus on Israel." Ali has been taught to unquestioningly identify his enemy and call for his death. "Jews and Americans are my enemy," he said. During the 1980s, Shias in southern Lebanon initially welcomed the Israelis to protect them from the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

2017-12-20 00:00:00

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