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A few words on Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya in Lebanon

Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya in Lebanon is officially an affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood is a Sunni Islamic movement founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan Albana. Its ultimate goal is the establishment of a religious Sunni Muslim government, in which religion is the determining factor in all areas of life.

Organizations of the Muslim Brotherhood began to take shape in Lebanon in the early 1950s. In 1964, they were allowed to register with the Lebanese Ministry of the Interior, and thus the “Al-Jama’a al-Islamiya” was born.
In 1982 the military arm of the movement was established – the Alfajar forces, which has been participating in the fighting against Israel since.

The movement is aligned with Hamas and is an ideological and religious partner (Hamas is the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement).

Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyya in Lebanon thrives in areas where there is a strong Sunni presence and Sidon is one of its strongholds.

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