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How the Arab world turned against Hezbollah

Once revered in the Middle East as a defiant force against Israel, the actions of the "Party of God" in Syria have caused many to change their minds

By Lizzie Porter   November 2020

Demonstrators in Yemen parade with images of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah. Photo: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“I never really knew who he was as a Hezbollah soldier,” Jawad told me from a Beirut apartment block. A look of intense concentration knitted his features together. “I knew him as a brother, who once convinced me that eating my own toenail would make a foot grow in my stomach—he was the biggest jokester and prankster ever. He really was the soul of the house.…

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