Translated from the Arabic. Sheikh Naim Qassem, Deputy Secretary-General of Hizbullah, offers a unique insider's view to one of the Middle East's major political forces.
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Qaseem, Naim / Translated by: Khalil, Dalia
Saqi Books, London, 2005
6.5 x 9.5 inches / 17 x 24 cm
Hizbullah - Middle East Politics - Lebanon
Hizbullah is one of the prominent political parties in Lebanon, and Sheikh Naim Qassem its deputy leader. Qassem offers an insider's view of the workings of the party--from its inception as a resistance movement to its current governmental role. Backed by Syria and Iran, Hizbullah forced Israeli troops to withdraw from Lebanon in 2000 after a 22-year occupation and has used suicide bombings, which have contributed to it being classified as a terrorist organization worldwide. This Shi'ite party has now turned to the political arena, its long-term aim being to establish an Islamic state.