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Hezbollah supporters hold flags during an August 2018 speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the group’s leader.

Israeli view: Hezbollah puts Lebanon at risk

Since 1982, the Shia Hezbollah movement has turned the Lebanese-Israeli border into one of the most volatile in the region. With help from Iran, it has also consolidated political power in Lebanon and expanded its involvement in the Syrian civil war. After its stunning success in last year’s elections, Hezbollah would bear responsibility for another possible confrontation with Israel, for which Lebanon would pay a steep price.

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