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  12/6/2011, Kislev 10, 5772

Nasrallah Makes First Public Appearance Since 2008

Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah made his first public appearance since 2008 on Tuesday, taking part in a Shiite commemoration of Ashura in the southern suburbs of Beirut.

Sheikh Nasrallah last appeared in public in July 2008, on the occasion of the release of five Lebanese prisoners by Israel. Wary of Israeli attempts on his life, he has been underground since the 2006 Second Lebanon War, started when Hizbullah kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldiers on the Lebanese border.