UK think tank takes EU to task on Hezbollah stance
By JONNY PAUL, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
October 7, 2012 02:17
LONDON – A prominent British think tank has launched a campaign calling on the
EU to proscribe Hezbollah in an effort to sever its funding base in Europe and
thwart its influence in the Middle East.
The Henry Jackson Society wants
the EU and the UK to formally outlaw Hezbollah in its entirety – in line with
the US, Canada and the Netherlands – and recognize it as “a terrorist
organization that consistently uses violent terrorist tactics.”
time that this disgraceful anomaly was rectified. Not only because it is wrong,
but because the current situation allows and encourages Hezbollah to recruit and
fundraise in Europe,” the London- based think tank said.
Union refuses to put Hezbollah on its list – which includes Hamas – of
designated terrorist groups.