This particular transliteration, Hezbollah, will be used throughout this paper although there are many other common spellings such as Hizbullah, Hizballah, Hezballah
, and Hisbollah.
A second Syrian preoccupation is that a hostile regime in Lebanon might, with international support, seek to disarm Hezballah
, the Shiite party and militia allied to both Iran and Syria, which fought Israel to a standstill in the summer war of 2006.
We will not forgive anyone who confiscates a bullet", he declared in a speech last Friday during the annual commemoration of the killing of two senior Hezballah
officials in Israeli attacks in 1987 and 1992, Sheikh Ragheb Harb and Sayyed Abbas Moussawi.
The correct spelling of this word is, of course, Hezballah
-- which means Party Of God.
The emergence of Hezballah
is discussed in terms its influence on the relationship.