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Most Americans don’t know that Israel is bombing the Maronite Christians which is closely joined to the Roman Catholic church that was created in the very early 400s.
In light of its growing political integration, Hezbollah adopted a new manifesto altering its prior mission statement that focused on establishing an Islamic regime in Lebanon, ending the "colonialist entity" (aka the Israeli State) and bringing justice to Phalangists (Maronite Christians) to what is expected to be a more politically integrative and constructive mandate.
The major political parties thus include Hezbollah and Amal (Shi'a); Future Movement, led by the son of the assassinated former Prime Minister Rafik el Hariri (Sunni); Phalange Party and the Lebanese Forces (Maronite Christians); Progressive Socialist Party (Druze); and the Free Patriotic Movement which in theory has members from all confessions, but remains predominantly Christian.
The district has two seats, both of which must be held by Maronite Christians, who make up 70% of the district's 58,000 registered voters.
This time it's Mennonite Christians -- Maronite Christians, I should say.
According to the CIA World Factbook, they account for approximately 39 percent of all Lebanese, and the majority of the Christians in Lebanon are Maronite Christians.
Maronite Christians have a long history of dominance in Lebanon
[My wife's family are Maronite Christians, a group that for historic reasons prefers European names.