10 Facts About Amal Movement


The Amal Movement is, by a small margin, the largest Shia party in parliament, having fourteen representatives to Hezbollah's thirteen.

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Amal Movement had support from many confessions, but membership remained mainly within the Shia confession and was considered as a definitive Shia force against the traditional Shia families hegemony at the time.

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Amal Movement became one of the most important Shi'a Muslim militias during the Lebanese Civil War.

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Amal Movement fought a long campaign against Palestinian refugees during the Lebanese Civil War.

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Amal Movement was succeeded by Hussein el-Husseini as leader of Amal.

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Subsequently, in 1980, el-Husseini resigned from the leadership of Amal Movement and was replaced by Nabih Berri, marking the entry of Amal Movement in the Lebanese Civil War.

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In 1989 Amal Movement accepted the Taif agreement in order to end the civil war.

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On May 28, 1985, Amal Movement suffered a suicide attack by four young female Palestinian suicide bombers in Shatila.

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Palestinian forces managed to occupy the Amal Movement-controlled town of Maghdouche on the eastern hills of Sidon to open the road to Rashidiyye.

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Amal Movement was a strong supporter of Syria after 1990 and endorsed Syria's military presence in Lebanon.

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