Ragheb Harb

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Ragheb Harb
راغب حرب
Personal details
Born 1952
Jibchit, Lebanon
Died 16 February 1984
Nationality Lebanese

Ragheb Harb (Arabic:راغب حرب) was a Lebanese resistance leader and Muslim cleric. He was born in Jibchit in 1952, a village in the Jabal Amel region of Southern Lebanon. Harb was an imam and led the regional Shiite resistance against Israeli occupation[1] until being assassinated by Israelis on 16 February 1984.[2] Danny Abdallah, a Lebanese criminal living in Denmark, admitted to having killed Harb on behalf of the Israelis, and also claimed to have participated in the kidnapping of Harb's successor, Abdul Karim Obeyd.[3][4] As a result, Hezbollah put him on their death list, and he is wanted in Lebanon.[5] According to one source, Harb's supporters would go on to form the Lebanese paramilitary and political organization Hezbollah. He belonged to the first Shiite party in Lebanon, the "Amal Movement".[1]

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