His murder is one of the sparks that set off the long Lebanese Civil War.
Having said that, a new field of literature is emerging that examines Hezbollah not solely as a terrorist organization, but also as a critical political component of Lebanon. As such, this essay will provide considerable insight into: The party attracts and represents a notable amount of lower-class citizens, yet the majority of its support is derived from middle-class Haddadp.
According to the Pew Research Center: Hassan Nasrallah Slim b. Strangely his criticisms do not extend to Nasrallah: Accordingly, Hezbollah will be able to rely upon this solid core to maintain their influence inside Lebanon Slim b.
According to Slim, many Hezbollah supporters can understand the need to capture and hold Al-Qusayr as it provides a safe buffer zone along the Syria-Lebanon border, but do not authorise the involvement of Hezbollah in Aleppo Slim a, 0: Both Hezbollah and Nasrallah are attempting to counter these grievances by framing the conflict with various narratives e.
Regardless, Hezbollah is facing a serious challenge from non-core supporters i. The Syrian Conflict is not the first time Hezbollah has attempted to frame conflicts in a particular way e. Israel while prescribing beneficial narratives. According to Scheifer, Hezbollah has at times delivered contradictory narratives to it domestic supporters: The current set of frames has been a gradual revolution for Hezbollah as they become increasingly aware of the need to bring their constituency and subsequent endorsements i.
Hezbollah, and particularly Nasrallah, have implemented two distinct narratives: This is done in the hope that Hezbollah would receive internal legitimacy Schleiferp. Hezbollah has been attempting to secure the support of all-Lebanese citizens through portraying their involvement in Syria as a national struggle, as opposed to sectarianism Wehreyp.
Further, a primary interview by Barnard reveals that some Lebanese trust the narratives Hezbollah has constructed. As Norton demonstrates within his book, cosmic framing has been successfully utilised by Hezbollah in the past. Imam Hussein Nortonp. Moreover, Hezbollah convincingly linked Qana to Karbala the location Hussein martyred himself in the year Nortonpp.
According to Norton, these cosmic frames incite further hatred toward Israel that Hezbollah had intentionally instigated Nortonp.
Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque in Damascus Slim a, 0: However, some of these cosmic frames are being undermined by Hezbollah themselves through conspiratorial narratives e. CIA infiltration in Syria.
Whether these cosmic narratives are being received positively remains difficult to confirm.
With this data Haddad suggests Hezbollah sympathisers and partisans exhibit higher level of religious involvement before actively participating in Party activities Haddadp.
According to Weimann, Hezbollah has some fifty plus websites in which the Party can widely distribute its narratives and therefore maintain influence Weimannpp. In addition to this, Hezbollah maintains its television network: Nonetheless, the potency of al-Manar should not be overstated.
Moreover, oppositional groups inside Lebanon influence this process greatly. Along with implementing conflict frames with the intention of preserving their influence inside Lebanon, Hezbollah is also carefully and strategically managing its political influence within Lebanon in light of its involvement and diversion into the Syrian conflict.
Currently Hezbollah and its relevant political partners e.
Nonetheless, Hezbollah will inevitably face some future political challenges due to their participation in Syria that will lead to a loss of political clout inside Lebanon. In an ABC interview Khouri states that Hezbollah has been tested politically and that their involvement within Syria is a serious political gamble Khouri In May, , Israeli troops engaged in a gradual withdrawal from S Lebanon, turning over its position to its Lebanese Christian ally, the South Lebanon Army (SLA), but the SLA collapsed, leading Israel to accelerate its withdrawal, which was completed by late May.
Hizbullah’s popularity originated from its history of fighting Israel and providing reconstruction aid and social services to its communities. On the eve of the conflict, Israeli Army personnel had little to no training or experience fighting an enemy as disciplined and capable as Hizbullah.
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