Victoria Kluk is Research Manager for Conservative Friends of Israel.
Who are Hizbullah?
Hizbullah, a radical Islamist Shiite organisation meaning ‘Party of God’, was established by Iran in 1982 as a terrorist proxy for attacking Israel. Hizbullah spearheads the Iranian global export of terrorism and insidious breed of fundamentalist Islam. Active in over 40 countries worldwide, Hizbullah has emerged as one of the most radical and violent international terrorist groups. The extremist organisation aims for the destruction of Israel and the formation of an Islamist Republic of Lebanon.
Hizbullah operates out of a safe haven in Lebanon and facilitates Palestinian attacks against Israel by training and funding terrorists.
Hizbullah’s global satellite mouthpiece, Al-Manar television, broadcasts overtly anti-Semitic, anti-Western and anti-Christian content and, through incitement, complements the organisation’s global terrorist activities.
Hizbullah is a threat to British lives. There is strong evidence to suggest the terrorist organisation provides Shi’a militias with weapons and training in terrorist tactics to kill British soldiers in Iraq.