|Died||16 February 1984|
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 until being assassinated by Israelis on 16 February 1984. 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. As a result, Hezbollah put him on their death list, and he is wanted in Lebanon. 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".
- Cobban, Helena "Hizbullah’s New Fact" Boston Review. Accessed February 2, 2007. Originally published in the April/May 2005 issue of Boston Review
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