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BBC: Nasrallah’s Public Show of Defiance

Posted by uscsjp on September 23, 2006

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When Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah appeared in public after two months in hiding, it was to the rapturous chants of several hundred thousand of the party faithful.

The leader of Hezbollah had ignored repeated threats against his life by Israel, to proclaim his movement’s “divine victory”. . .

Sheikh Nasrallah also reiterated his movement’s refusal to give up its weapons until the government of Lebanon “can defend the country’s borders”. . .

Hezbollah and its charismatic leader appear to have emerged from this conflict and today’s rally politically stronger.

In the coming months they will try to convert that popular support into political gain.

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