What is Hezbollah, group backing Hamas against Israel?

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Oct 19, 2023

What is Hezbollah?

Hezbollah is a militant group based in Lebanon and has become an influential non-state actor. Its name roughly translates to ‘Party of God.’

Hezbollah supports the Palestinian cause and opposes the existence of Israel. It has exchanged gunfire with Israel in the ongoing war

Hezbollah was reportedly established by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard amid Lebanon’s civil war in 1982.

Modern-day Hezbollah wields advanced arms and political influence in Lebanon. It controls the majority of Shia areas in the country.

Hezbollah has been declared a terrorist organization by many nations, including the US, UK, Israel, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

US supports Israel