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Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah

Secretary General of Hezbollah

Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah is serving his sixth term as the current and third Secretary General of Hezbollah (the Party of God). Hezbollah is a Twelver Shi‘a Islamic political party and paramilitary organisation based in Lebanon. Hezbollah’s ideology is based on seeking social justice through Islamic ideals.


Military Power

Hezbollah remains a de facto security force in southern Lebanon, and its military presence is felt throughout the country, with a force of around 300,00 fighters. The military successes Nasrallah had in the late nineties are seen as the main factor for Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000, and the repulsion of Israeli forces in July 2006 earned Nasrallah many more supporters.

Social Services

Hezbollah has also won significant grassroots support by cultivating a social welfare system that provides schools, clinics and housing in the predominantly Shi’a parts of Lebanon. These welfare activities are run with efficiency and rival those carried out by the state, giving the organisation even broader appeal. It also runs Al Manar—an influential television station.

Popularity

His popularity peaked just after the 2006 conflict with Israel, when many Sunni Muslims looked to him as a figure of defiance against Israel. Since the Syrian conflict, however, many if not all of these supporters have le- him because of his siding with the Syrian (Alawi) regime against the Syrian people (Sunnis). His claim that the Syrian conflict is not sectarian in essence is not one that many Sunni Muslims agree with.

32 Age at which he took control of Hezbollah, becoming the leader of the popular political party in Lebanon.
80% The percentage of Lebanese Christians polled during the 2006 war who supported Hezbollah. 80% of Druze and 89% of Sunnis also supported the Shia Hezbollah.
Important Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah - Ahlul Bayt News Agency - abna.ir
2013-10-29 05:16:14

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - During a speech he delivered on the 25th anniversary of Al-Rasoul Al-Aazam hospital in Shahed School of Beirut southern suburb, Sayyed Nasrallah underlined the Syrian situation militarily and politically and the Lebanese ...

S. Nasrallah: Syrian Army Winner on Ground, 9-9-6 Cabinet Best for Lebanon - Al-Manar TV
2013-11-13 07:39:43

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah stressed Monday, Oct. 28, that the best formula for the Lebanese cabinet line-up is the 9-9-6, calling for investigation regarding Imam Sayyed Moussa al-Sadr release. During a speech he delivered on ...

Sayyed Nasrallah: Neither Threat, Nor Car Bombs Will Keep Us from Our Hussein - Al-Manar TV
2013-11-13 21:59:07

In a very clear message that no threat can prevent his eminence from commemorating Ashura, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah personally appeared before crowds on the tenth night of Muharram in Sayyed Shuhadaa Complex in ...

S.Nasrallah Says Ghiyyeh Murder Serious Indication That Targets Resistance - Al-Manar TV
2013-11-13 07:39:43

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah condemned the assassination of martyr Sheikh Saadeddine Ghiyyeh, the Islamic Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah Action Front official, in Tripoli. "Sheikh Saadeddine Ghiyyeh was assassinated this morning by ...and more »

Sayyed Nasrallah: Qassir's Martyrdom Put Israel on the Track of Defeat - Al-Manar TV
2013-11-11 13:02:08

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the operation of self-sacrifice Martyr Ahmad Qassir paved the way to victories, adding that through this operation “Lebanon and the resistance were put on the track of victory ...

Nasrallah: Saudi Arabia stalling Cabinet formation in Lebanon - The Daily Star
2013-11-13 19:13:30

BEIRUT: Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah accused Wednesday Saudi Arabia along with its allies in the March 14 coalition of stalling Cabinet formation in Lebanon. Tweet · Home · Lebanon News · Lebanon. Advertisement. Around the Web. Loading.

Hariri Snaps Back at Nasrallah over Saudi Accusations on Cabinet - Naharnet
2013-11-14 05:47:39

Al-Mustaqbal movement leader ex-PM Saad Hariri slammed Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah late Tuesday, saying the March 14 alliance will not become a partner with the party in a government that covers its role in Syria. In a statement he issued ...

Nasrallah: Killing shows country on dangerous path - The Daily Star
2013-11-12 22:29:26

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah condemned the killing Tuesday of pro-Hezbollah Sunni Sheikh Saadeddine Ghiyyeh, warning that the assassination was blatant proof of the dangerous path events in the country and ...and more »

Syrian govt re-controls key town, ready to attend Geneva II - Global Times
2013-11-14 06:46:33

Hezbollah Chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, who made a rare public appearance in the Beirut neighborhood of Rouweiss, said that Israel used all its power lately to prepare for an attack on Syria. Nasrallah accused some Arab countries of acting similarly ...and more »

Sayyed Nasrallah: Martyrs Encounter Death Peacefully, Bravely - Al-Manar TV
2013-11-08 20:01:48

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said that martyrs encounter death peacefully as they believe that they are moving Sayyed Nasrallah from the dwelling of misery to that of the eternal happiness. In the fifth night of Muharram at Sayyed ...

"I tell you that the strength of the resistance in Lebanon today is at its paramount of morality, cohesion, and courage. Its adherents and resources are all better than ever.”

Birth: 31 August 1960 (Age: 53)

Source of Influence: ,

Influence:Political leader of 1-2 million Lebanese Shi‘a and supporters of his resistance to Israel.

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"I tell you that the strength of the resistance in Lebanon today is at its paramount of morality, cohesion, and courage. Its adherents and resources are all better than ever.”
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32 Age at which he took control of Hezbollah, becoming the leader of the popular political party in Lebanon.
80% The percentage of Lebanese Christians polled during the 2006 war who supported Hezbollah. 80% of Druze and 89% of Sunnis also supported the Shia Hezbollah.
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