Hezbollah militant leader Hassan Nasrallah has been snubbed on his birthday by Facebook, the world's most popular social media website. After a couple of thousand supporters joined an event in honour of the Hezbollah chief's 52nd birthday, it was quickly removed just hours later. Nasrallah has frequently delivered vitriolic speeches about Israel, typically advocating the destruction of the Jewish state. Lebanese-based Hezbollah is classified as a terrorist organization by the United States and Israel, in addition to being monitored closely by a number of European countries. Al-Manar, the media outlet widely thought to have close ties with the Islamist group, is also facing a social media crackdown, having been blocked by Google, Apple and Facebook.