Hizbullah: The Story from Within

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Saqi, 15.7.2012 - 463 sivua
Hizbullah ('Party of God') is one of the Middle East's major political forces. Sheikh Naim Qassem, its Deputy Secretary-General, provides and insider's view of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party, from its inception to the present day. Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in forcing Israel to withdraw its troops in 2000. During the 1990s, after many years functioning as both a guerrilla movement and a social-support provider to Lebanese victims of war, Hizbullah moved into mainstream parliamentary politi. The group's mandate is laid out here, allowing access to the mindset of this important party at a crucial stage of its development. 'A comprehensive guide to the mandate of one of the Middle East's major political forces.' Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs 'A fascinating account of the creation and rise of Hizbullah.' London Review of Books

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Naim Qassem was born in Lebanon in 1953. He holds degrees in chemistry and religious studies, and taught chemistry for many years at college level. A founding member of Hizbullah in 1982, and the party's Deputy Secretary-General since 1991, he is the author of numerous books on political and religious issues.

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