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The Man Israel Fears the Most

August 4, 2006
Hassan Nasrallah is the man most wanted by Israel today.

The 46 year old is the leader of the Hezbollah militia that the Israeli military wants to eliminate from the face of the earth.

Last month Israel launched a bombing and military campaign against Lebanon after Hezbollah fired rockets at Israeli cities and towns and kidnapped two Israeli soldiers.

The battle has left an estimated 700 people -- about a third of them children -- dead in Lebanon so far.

Also See: The Children of Lebanon

Nasrallah became Hezbollah's leader aged only 31 after his mentor Abbas Mussawi was assassinated by the Israelis.

Image: Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, secretary general of the pro-Iran Hezbollah movement, addresses a press conference on April 26, 2006 in which he played an amateur video showing the suicide attack the previous day against a military building in Israel's self-declared 'security zone' in southern Lebanon.

Photograph: Ramzi Haider/AFP/Getty Images

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