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Hassan Nasrallah

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Nasrallah in 2005

Hassan Nasrallah (Arabic: حسن نصرالله; born 30 August 1960) is a Lebanese cleric and the current leader of the Shia Islamist political party and paramilitary organization in Lebanon called Hezbollah.[1][2][3] He is also a Shia Muslim cleric.[4] He is widely credited in Lebanon and the Arab world for expelling Israeli forces from Lebanon in the year 2006 and for the prisoners exchange deals that saw many Lebanese and Palestinians getting freed.[5][6] Some countries, like the United States and Britain, consider him to be a terrorist due to his attacks on Israel.[7][8]

Early life[change | change source]

Hassan Nasrallah was born in Bourj Hammoud, east Beirut to a Lebanese Shia Muslim family. He was among ten children in his family. He went to Al Najah school, and then a public school in Sin el-Fil, Beirut. The civil war in 1975 caused his family to move to their old home in Bassouriyeh.[9] There, he finished his secondary education at the public school in Tyre. He then joined the Amal Movement, a militant group that represents the Shi'a Muslims in Lebanon. He used to organize the local religious youth into a study group at the village’s Islamic library. Soon he was made the representative of Amal movement in his village at just the age of 15.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hassan Nasrallah". Eye on Hezbollah. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  2. "Nasrallah says Israel 'will cease to exist' if war erupts, as rhetoric escalates". Times of Israel. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  3. "Hassan Nasrallah". AP News. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  4. Walid Jumblatt Attacks Hizbullah, Iran, and Syria, and Says: I Support a Two-State Solution, Not the Liberation of Jerusalem Archived 2007-02-25 at the Wayback Machine 31 January 2007
  5. Raz, Guy (18 July 2006). "Hassan Nasrallah: Mideast Man of the Minute". www.npr.org.
  6. "Hassan Nasrallah". Counter Extremism Project. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  7. "The new face of jihadism: To many Arabs, he's revered as the next Nasser. But in the West, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is vilified as the next Osama bin Laden". Ottawa Citizen. CanWest MediaWorks Publication Inc. 2006-07-29.
  8. Cheeseman, Abbie (2023-10-15). "Hassan Nasrallah is one man capable of igniting a wider war in the Middle East". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  9. "Hezbollah Praises Hamas Attack, Warns Against Normalizing Ties With Israel". WSJ. Retrieved 2023-10-17.

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