Hezbollah (Jock and Owen)

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Hezbollah (Jock and Owen)

  1. 1. Hezbollah By Jock Perkins and Owen McCarthy
  2. 2. Terrorism <ul><li>The definition of terrorism is the use of violence to achieve a political or ideological goal. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hezbollah <ul><li>Name means “Party of God” </li></ul><ul><li>Considered a terrorist organisation by USA, UK, Israel, Canada, the Netherlands and Australia. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is it? <ul><li>Comprised of Muslim Shiite extremists </li></ul><ul><li>Opposes Israel and the West </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1982 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Leaders <ul><li>Hassan Nasrallah </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah. <ul><li>&quot;What martyrdom is greater than making yourself a human bomb detonating it among the enemy? What spiritualism is greater than this spiritualism in which a person loses all feeling of his body and life for the sake of his cause and mission?&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Politics <ul><li>Holds 2 seats in the cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>Holds 14 parliamentary seats </li></ul><ul><li>Provides social services for Shiites eg. Schools and Hospitals </li></ul>
  8. 8. Major attacks <ul><li>1983 - US Embassy bombing in Beirut </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1983 - US Marine barracks bombing in Beirut
  10. 10. 1984 - US Embassy annex bombing in Beirut
  11. 11. 1992 - Israeli embassy bombing in Buenos Aires
  12. 12. 1994 - Jewish community centre bombing in Buenos Aires
  13. 13. 1997 - 2000 attacks on Israel
  14. 14. 2006 - Hezbollah rocket attacks
  15. 15. Hezbollah

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