Canada Bans Hizballah

(Reuters) Canada slapped a total ban on Hizballah Wednesday after the Lebanese guerrilla group urged Palestinians to carry out more suicide attacks in Israel. Hizballah's military wing was banned in late 2001 but Ottawa had resisted pressure to outlaw the political wing. Solicitor-General Wayne Easter said, "The purpose of this action is to ensure that no more money is raised in Canada for the purposes of advocating terrorism." Britain still recognizes the movement's political wing.

2002-12-12 00:00:00

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