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Cablegate: Hizballah "Manifesto"

P 050846Z MAR 85
FM AMEMBASSY BEIRUT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2022
INFO AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS
AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
AMCONSUL JERUSALEM

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 BEIRUT 01351

E.O. 12356: NA
TAGS: PINT PTER LE
SUBJECT: HIZBALLAH "MANIFESTO"

REF: BEIRUT 1013

FOLLOWING IS TEXT OF ARTICLE WHICH APPEARED IN
FEBRUARY 23 "MIDDLE EAST REPORTER." IT SUMMARIZES
48-PAGE HIZBALLAH TRACT ISSUED ON FEBRUARY 16 (REFTEL).
EMBASSY HAS REQUIRED ORIGINAL ARABIC-LANGUAGE TEXT OF
FULL MANIFIESTO, WHICH WE WILL POUCH TO INR AND
NEA/ARN.

BEGIN TEXT.

"HIZBULLAH" DEFINES ITS MILITANT POLICY
---------------------------------------

"HIZBULLAH" (PARTY OF GOD) HAS NOW PUBLICLY DEFINED ITS
POLICY, GOALS AND IDEOLOGY. AS A GROUP OF FUNDAMENTALIST
SHIITES, THEY ARE DEDICATED TO PROMOT ISLAM ON THE
PATTERN OF KHOMEINI'S REVOLUTION IN IRAN. THEY DERIVE
THEIR APPELATION FROM TWO KORANIC VERSES WHICH READ:
(1) "AND WHO SO TAKETH ALLAH AND HIS MESSANGER AND THOSE
WHO BELIEVE FOR FRIEND (WILL KNOW THAT), LO* THE PARTY
OF ALLAH THEY ARE THE VICTORIOUS." (SURAH 5/56); (2)
"THOU WILT NOT FIND FOLK WHO BELIEVE IN ALLAH AND HIS
MESSENGER, EVEN THOUGH THEY BE THEIR FATHERS OR THEIR
SONS OR THEIR BRETHREN OR THEIR CLAN. AS FOR SUCH, HE
HATH WRITTEN FAITH UPON THEIR HEARTS AND HATH STRENGTHENED
THEM WITH A SPIRIT FROM HIM, AND HE WILL BRING THEM INTO
GARDENS UNDERNEATH WHICH RIVERS FLOW, WHEREIN THEY WILL
ABIDE. ALLAH IS WELL PLEASED WITH THEM, AND THEY ARE
WELL PLEASED WITH HIM. THEY ARE ALLAH'S PARTY, LO* IS
IT NOT ALLAH'S PARTY WHO ARE THE SUCCESSFUL. (SURAH
58/22-23).

ANNIVERSARY: MARKING THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE
VIOLENT DEATH OF THE MOSLEM CLERIC SHEIKH RAGHEB HARB,
THE IMAM OF THE VILLAGE OF JABSHIT IN SOUTH LEBANON,
"HIZBULLAH" STAGED A MASS RALLY AT THE CHIYAH SUBURB
SATURDAY, FEB. 16, 1985. SHEIKH HARB WAS A STAUNCH
OPPONENT OF ISRAEL OCCUPATION, AND AN ADVOCATE OF
"HIZBULLAH" AND THE RISE OF A PAN-ISLAMIC "NATION OF THE
PARTY OF GOD." HE WAS ASSASSINATED REPORTEDLY BY
ISRAEL'S AGENTS IN HIS NATIVE VILLAGE ON FEB. 16, 1984.

THE ORGANIZATION SEIZED THE OPPORTUNITY TO REFUTE THE
ACCUSATION THAT IT WAS A HAND OF TERRORISTS. IT UNDER-
LINED ITS ALLEGIANCE TO "WELAYAT AL FAQIH" (RULE OF THE
THEOLOGIAN) UNDER IRAN'S AYATULLAH RUHALLAH KHOMEINI.
AMERICA, FRANCE, ISRAEL AND THE PHALANGE PARTY WERE
DECLARED AS ITS PRIME ENEMIES. IT DESCRIBED THE PRESENT
LEBANESE SYSTEM AS "DESPOTIC" AND RENOUNCED THE REGIME
OF PRESIDENT AMIN GEMAYEL.

OPENING THE MEETING, SHEIKH GHABRIS SAID THAT "HIZBULLAH"
WAS "MISLEADINGLY DESCRIBED AS A HANDFUL OF FANATICS BENT
ON KILLING, PLUNDER AND ROBBERY;" AND THAT THEY WERE
"BLAMED FOR EVERY UNPLEASANT INCIDENT." "BUT," HE
EMPHASIZED, "IT WAS "HIZBULLAH" WHICH ACTIVATED THE
(FREEDOM) FIGHTERS AND EXPELLED THE ENEMY."

MANIFESTO: LATER SHEIKH IBRAHIM AL AMIN READ OUT AT THE
RALLY A 48-PAGE "MESSAGE" DEDICATED TO THE "MARTYR
SHEIKH RAGHEB HARB" WHICH WAS TANTAMOUNT TO A MANIFESTO
OF THE PARTY. (SEE MER OF FEB. 19, PAGE '). THIS WAS
THE FIRST TIME "HIZBULLAH" DEFINED ITS MILITANT POSITION
AND IDEOLOGY SINCE IT MADE ITS IMPACT ON LEBANESE
POLITICS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. THE MESSAGE IDENTIFIED
THE MOSLEM FUNDAMENTALIST MEMBERS OF "HIZBALLAH" AS "THE
CHILDREN OF THE NATION WHOSE VANGUARD IN IRAN WAS
BESTOWED WITH VICTORY."

"THIS VANGUARD," THE MESSAGE WENT ON, "HAS LAID THE
FOUNDATION OF A PAN-ISLAMIC STATE UNDER THE WISE GUIDANCE
OF THE FULLY QUALIFIED FAQIH AYATULLAH RUHALLAH KHOMEINI.
"HIZBULLAH" MADE IT CLEAR THAT IT HAD NO CARD-CARRYING
MEMBERS, "BUT IT IS LINKED TO ALL MOSLEMS IN THE WORLD
BY THE STRONG IDEOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL BOND OF ISLAM."

EAST AND WEST: THE STATEMENT ATTACKED THE "HAUTY" POWERS
OF THE EAST AND WEST ALIKE. IT SAID: "AMERICA HAS TRIED,
THROUGH ITS LOCAL AGENTS, TO CONVEY THE IMPRESSION THAT
THOSE WHO DESTROYED ITS ARROGANCE IN LEBANON AND FOILED
ITS CONSPIRACIES WERE BUT A HANDFUL OF FANATIC TERRORISTS
WHO HAVE NO MISSION BUT TO BLOW UP LIQUOR STORES,
GAMBLING CASINOS AND AMUSEMENT MACHINES."

THE STATEMENT POINTED OUT THAT SUCH PRACTICES WERE ONLY
MARGINAL DEALING WITH THE TAIL INSTEAD OF THE HEAD. "WE
ARE HEADED FOR DEALING WITH EVIL AT THE ROOTS, AND THE
ROOTS ARE AMERICA," IT SAID, AND STRESSED THAT NOTHING
WILL TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER FIGHTING THE U.S.
"HIZBULLAH" BELIEVES THAT BOTH WESTERN CAPITALISM AND
EASTERN COMMUNISM HAVE FAILED TO PROVIDE THE REQUIREMENTS
OF THE MASSES. "THE ANSWER LIES IN THE MISSION OF ISLAM,"
IT SAID.

DEMANDS: THE DECLARATION DEMANDED: 1. COMPLETE EVACUATION
OF ISRAEL ARMY FROM LEBANON "AS A PRELUDE FOR THE REMOVAL
OF ISRAEL FROM EXISTENCE AND LIBERATING JERUSALEM FROM
CLAWS OF OCCUPATION." 2. "AMERICA, FRANCE AND THEIR
ALLIES MUST LEAVE LEBANON ONCE AND FOR ALL, AND ANY
IMPERIAL INFLUENCE IN THE COUNTRY MUST BE TERMINATED."
3. "THE PHALANGISTS MUST BE SUBJECTED TO JUSTICE AND BE
BROUGHT TO TRIAL FOR ALL THE CRIMES THEY HAVE COMMITTED
AGAINST THE MOSLEMS AND THE CHRISTIANS WITH ENCOURAGEMENT
FROM AMERICAN AND ISRAEL." 4. "ALL OUR LEBANESE PEOPLE
MUST BE GIVEN THE CHANCE OF DETERMINING THEIR FUTURE
AND CHOOSES THE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT THEY WANT, BEARING
IN MIND THAT WE WILL NOT GIVE UP OUR COMMITMENT TO THE
RULE OF ISLAM."

POLITICAL "MARONISM": THE POLICY OF THE LEADERS OF
"POLITICAL MARONISM" AS IMPLEMENTED THROUGH THE "LEBANESE
FRONT" AND THE "LEBANESE FORCES" MILITIA CAN NEVER
ACHIEVE PEACE OR STABILITY FOR THE CHRISTIANS, SAID
"HIZBULLAH". "IT IS A POLICY BASED ON FANATICISM,
SECTARIAN PRIVILEGES AND ALLIANCE WITH IMPERIALISM AND
ISRAEL," IT ADDED.

UNIFIL: THE INTERNATIONAL PEACE-KEEPING FORCE
(UNIFIL) OPERATING IN SOUTH LEBANON, IS ACCUSED
BY "HIZBULLAH" OF STANDING AS A "BUFFER" IMPEDING
THEIR RESISTANCE AND "MAINTAINING ISRAELI'S
SECURITY AND INVADING FORCES." "HIZBULLAH"
DOES NOT RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A SHOWDOWN
WITH UNIFIL "IF IT CONTINUED TO CONNIVE WITH THE
ENEMY."

OTHER ARAB STATES "ANXIOUSLY SEEKING PEACE WITH
ISRAEL" ALSO CAME UNDER FIRE FROM "HIZBULLAH".
THEY WERE URGED INSTEAD TO CLOSE THEIR RANKS,
DEFINE THEIR AIMS PRECISELY AND BREAK THE
FETTERS RESTRICTING THEIR WILL.

MARCH: ARMED MEMBERS OF "HIZBULLAH WERE REPORTED
TO HAVE MARCHED INTO SIDON MONDAY, FEB. 18,
AND TORE LEBANESE FLAGS AND PICTURES OF PRESIDENT
GEMAYEL. (SEE MER OF FEB. 19, PAGE 2). THEY
SMASHED A NUMBER OF STORES AND SUPER MARKETS
SELLING LIQUOR, AND RAISED IRANIAN FLAGS AND
PORTRAITS OF THE IRANIAN RELIGIOUS LEADER
AYATULLAH KHOMEINI. THE ACTION WAS SEEN AS A
BACKLASH TO THE VISIT TO THE CITY THE DAY BEFORE
BY PRESIDENT GEMAYEL JEERED BY THE ARMED DEM-
ONSTRATORS "THE SHAH OF LEBANON".

THE GEMAYELS: IN ITS STATEMENT, "HIZBULLAH"
LASHED OUT AGAINST PRESIDENT AMIN GEMAYEL AND HIS
BROTHER THE LATE BASHIR. IT SAID: "THE BUTCHER
BASHIR HAD REACHED THE PRESIDENCY WITH THE
HELP OF ISRAEL, THE ARAB OIL PRINCES AND SYCOPHANT
MOSLEM MPS FLATTERING THE PHALANGISTS."

"THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ATTEMPT TO RECTIFY HIS
REPUGNANT IMAGE BY AN EXERCISE CALLED THE
"SALVATION COMMITTEE," WHICH WAS BUT AN
AMERICAN-ISRAELI BRIDGE USED BY THE PHALANGISTS
TO ACHIEVE CONTROL OVER THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE.
HOWEVER, OUR PEOPLE COULD NOT TOLERATE SUCH
HUMILIATION. THEY DASHED THE DREAMS OF THE
ZIONISTS AND THEIR ALLIES. AMERICA NEVERTHELESS,
PERSISTED IN ITS FOLLIES AND BROUGHT (PRESIDENT)
AMIN GEMAYEL TO SUCCEED HIS BROTHER. THE FIRST
THING HE DID WAS TO DESTROY THE HOUSES OF THE
DISPLACED PEOPLE FROM THE SOUTH, DEFILE THE
ISLAMIC MOSQUES, ORDER THE ARMY TO BOMBARD THE
DOWN-TRODDAN SUBURB AND DESTRUCT THE HOUSES
ON THEIR OCCUPANTS, AND TO CALL IN NATO FORCES
TO HELP HIM AGAINST US, CONCLUDE THE NOTORIOUS
17 MAY ACCORD WITH ISRAEL WHICH WOULD HAVE
TRANSFORMED LEBANON INTO AN ISRAELI PROTECTORATE
OR AN AMERICAN COLONY."

U.S. AND NATO: "HIZBULLAH" DECLARED "CLEARLY
AND FRANKLY" THAT "WE FEAR NO ONE BUT GOD, AND
WE CANNOT TOLERATE INJUSTICE, AGGRESSION AND
HUMILIATION." IT WENT ON TO ANNOUNCE: "THE
UNITED STATES AND ITS NATO PARTNERS AND THE
ZIONIST STATE WHICH HAS USURPED THE HOLY ISLAM
LAND OF PALESTINE, HAVE EXERCISED, AND ARE STILL
EXERCISING AGGRESSION ON US WITH A VIEW TO
HUMILIATING US. WE, THEREFORE, ARE ALWAYS ON
THE ALERT AND CONSTANTLY GIRDING OURSELVES TO
REPEL THE AGGRESSION AND DEFEND OUR RELIGION,
EXISTENCE AND DIGNITY." END TEXT.

LYNE

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