Hizbullah-Palestine (Hizb Allah-Filistin)

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Palestinian Islamic movement, created in Lebanon in August 1989 following dissension in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) between Fathi Shiqaqi and Ahmad Hassan Muhanna. Benefiting from Iranian help, the Palestinian Hizbullah set up its base in Lebanon. After a few military operations against Israeli soldiers in South Lebanon, carried out between 1990 and 1992, the movement ceased activity in the autumn of 1992, most of its members rejoining either the Lebanese Hizbullah or the PIJ. The movement has sometimes been called Harakat al-Nafir al-Islami (Islamic Mobilization Movement).

SEE ALSO Palestinian Islamic Jihad;Shiqaqi, Fathi.