Bipartisan Congressional Letter Urges Germany's Merkel to Designate Hizbullah as Terrorist Group

(JTA) Ron Kampeas - Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, calling on Germany to designate Hizbullah as a terrorist group. They expressed concern over the failure earlier this month by the German Bundestag to extend a ban on Hizbullah's military wing to its civilian arm. "We believe that taking the step to designate the political wing of Hizbullah will have a significant impact on Hizbullah's activity in Europe and around the globe," the letter said.

2019-06-17 00:00:00

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