Hezbollah al-Hejaz is a name that surfaced again in August after the leader of its military wing, Ahmed al-Mughassil, was arrested in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Mughassil was handed over to Saudi authorities after some 19 years in hiding.
Knowing the details of the emergence of Hezbollah al-Hejaz is important as it helps understand the structure and mentality of a radical organization about which not much has been written.Hassan Al Mustafa
The party included a group of Saudi Shiite religious-studies students who resided in Iran. It also included defectors from the Islamic Revolution Organization in the Arabian Peninsula following ideological and political disputes. The Islamic Revolution Organization followed Ayatollah Sayed Mohammad Shirazi, who was at odds with politicians in Tehran.