Assassination of top Hezbollah operative in Beirut sparked speculations ranging from sectarian violence to Israeli involvement, but one thing is clear: A Syrian cease-fire won't necessarily lead to one in Lebanon.by Zvi Bar'el 0 comments
Hezbollah is a political and militant Shi'ite Muslim group based in Lebanon. Hezbollah, whose name means “Party of God” in Arabic, was founded in 1982 following Israel’s invasion of Lebanon in the First Lebanon War.
The group, which is currently led by Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, has close political and military ties with Syria and Iran, and is designated by the United States and other Western nations as a terrorist group. The political arm of Hezbollah is deeply involved in Lebanese politics, with seats in the government, and the group has a history of providing social programs, schools and health care to the Lebanese Shi'ite community.