EU moving toward ban of Hezbollah’s military wing
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL IN BERLIN, JONNY PAUL IN L
May 12, 2013 04:35
The European Union has moved toward a consensus on outlawing the armed
wing of Hezbollah, with its inclusion on the EU terror list slated to
take place in late 2013.
The EU plans to endorse the UK’s model
of proscribing Hezbollah’s military wing as a terror entity while
permitting the Shi’ite Lebanese group’s political arm to operate as a
legal organization, sources well-versed in the inner workings of EU
discussions on the matter told The Jerusalem Post last week.
Labor MP Michael McCann, however, said in a House of Commons debate
last week that this falls short of the necessary punitive response to
Hezbollah and its chief sponsor, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
they retain a clear and present military danger to millions of Israeli
men, women and children, with tens of thousands of missiles pointed at
major population centers,” McCann told Parliament in a debate on
Thursday. “Missiles which could be launched with one word from their
venal, anti-Semitic paymasters in Tehran.