German Parliament Calls for Full Ban of Hizbullah Activities

(AP-San Francisco Chronicle) David Rising - Germany's Bundestag passed a resolution Thursday calling for a national ban on the activities of Hizbullah. Mathias Middelberg, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in parliament, said, "It is unacceptable that Hizbullah is waging a terrorist fight against Israel in the Middle East, which is being financed through worldwide criminal activities....In view of Germany's special responsibility toward Israel, we call on the government to ban all activities for Hizbullah in Germany." "The separation between a political and a military arm should be abandoned, and Hizbullah as a whole should be placed on the EU terrorist list," he said. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz said, "The Bundestag's resolution is an important step in the international struggle against terrorism, particularly against the terrorist organization Hizbullah and its patron, Iran." Britain banned Hizbullah in March, as have the Netherlands, the U.S. and Canada.

2019-12-20 00:00:00

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