Hassan Nasrallah

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Person.png Hassan Nasrallah  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon
ReligionShia Islam
Founder ofHezbollah
Leader of Hezbollah

Employment.png Secretary-General of Hezbollah

In office
16 February 1992 - Present

Sayed Hassan Nasrallah is the secretary-general of Hezbollah (Party of God), the Lebanese political party and Shia Islam community’s dominant political bloc.[1]

Hassan Nasrallah became the leader of Hezbollah after the Israelis assassinated the previous leader, Abbas al-Musawi, in 1992. During Nasrallah's leadership, Hezbollah acquired rockets with a longer range, which allowed them to strike at northern Israel despite the Israeli occupation of southern Lebanon.

Conflict with the West

Under Nasrallah's tenure, Hezbollah has been designated a terrorist organisation, either wholly or in part, by the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as by the European Union. However, Russia rejects the claims that Hezbollah is a terrorist organisation, and considers Hezbollah a legitimate sociopolitical organisation. China remains neutral, and maintains contacts with Hezbollah.[2]

2023 Gaza–Israel war

Hassan Nasrallah's speech on 3 November 2023 was expected to be broadcast in public screenings organised by Hezbollah across the country, and was being framed by Hezbollah as a significant moment. They took the unusual step of announcing it five days in advance and released dramatic short videos featuring Nasrallah fuelling the expectation of a major announcement.

In his address, Hassan Nasrallah said whoever wants to prevent a regional war, must quickly stop the war on the Gaza Strip. Nasrallah repeated that all options in the Lebanese front are open. He said that Hezbollah is ready for all possibilities.

Addressing the US deployment of warships in the region, Nasrallah said Hezbollah is not intimidated.

As he proceeded to touch on familiar themes during his speech, the Hezbollah leader also said that further escalation on the Lebanese front is a real possibility. He warned that such a development depends on Israeli actions in Gaza.

Nasrallah continued, saying Hezbollah has been escalating its operations by the day and forcing Israel to keep its forces near the Lebanon border instead of Gaza or the occupied West Bank.[3]


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