Designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group, Netanyahu tells hesitant EU countries

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(JNS.org) While the
hesitation of countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic and Italy
has prevented a consensus among the 27-member European Union to designate Hezbollah
as a terrorist organization, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said
Thursday that it is “hard to see how you cannot have a consensus” on that issue.

The flag of Hezbollah. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

“I hope that those in Europe who refuse to designate Hezbollah
as a terrorist organization will change their mind, and I hope there will be a
European consensus on this,” Netanyahu told reporters before meeting with EU
foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Jerusalem. “I mean,
it’s hard to see how you cannot have a consensus on Hezbollah as a terrorist
organization. If Hezbollah isn’t a terrorist organization, I don’t know what is
a terrorist organization. I mean, they’re butchering people left and right
across the world and now in the cities of Syria. They’re murdering civilians
without letup, including on European soil, as was discovered in Bulgaria, as
they try to do in Cyprus.”

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Source: JNS.org

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