An image shared on Ali al-Amine's Facebook showing him as he is admitted to hospital after being attacked. (The Daily Star/Ali al-Amine, HO)
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Two days after being surrounded and attacked by suspected Hezbollah supporters while hanging campaign posters in Bint Jbeil, parliamentary candidate Ali al-Amin indirectly accused Hezbollah and the Amal Movement of holding a "monopoly" over southern Lebanon.Though Amin did not mention Hezbollah or Amal by name, his electoral district of South III, which contains Bint Jbeil, Marjayoun, Hasbaya and Nabatieh, is a longtime Hezbollah-Amal stronghold. All but two of the district's 11 current Parliament members belong to the two parties.
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