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“Holy Defense” – Hezbollah’s New Computer Game

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On February 9, 2018, Lebanese Hezbollah’s online media unit launched a new 3-D game called “Holy Defense: Protecting the Homeland and the Holy Sites”. The game is designed for children and teenagers who are supposed to play a Hezbollah fighter in battles, which occurred in reality, against Islamic State fighters on Syrian soil and on the Lebanese border. The introduction to the game states:

“The game is not merely a game but rather a story that seeks to document one of the sacred stages of defense against the expansion of takfiri elements [referring to the Islamic State, which labels Muslims as infidels] and against the American-Zionist plan. It is intended to document the many victims who fell in battle in this way.”[1]

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