Britain, Germany and France Seek to Put Hizbullah Military Wing on Terror List

(New York Times) Nicholas Kulish - Britain, Germany and France have thrown their weight behind a push for the EU to designate Hizbullah's "military wing" as a terrorist organization. Still, many experts question the strategy of simply taking aim at Hizbullah's military wing, arguing that it is impossible to separate the political organization from the group's large armed militia. Moreover, if only the so-called military wing is blacklisted, the group might still be able to raise money in Europe under the banner of politics. An Israeli official noted that "Hizbullah itself does not make any distinction between the political wing and the military wing, so why should anybody else?...The whole organization is centered around terror - it's one big military wing."

2013-05-23 00:00:00

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