US lawmakers call on EU to fully ban Hezbollah

Israel National News reports: “US Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism, Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Kathy Manning (D-NC), and Peter Meijer (R-MI) on Monday introduced a resolution urging the European Union (EU) to fully designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Currently, the EU only includes Hezbollah’s military wing – and not its political wing – on its list of sanctioned terrorist organizations. The United States makes no distinction between its branches and includes Hezbollah in its entirety on the US Foreign Terrorist Organization list.

This resolution furthers the call made by Deutch and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in a joint op-ed in October 2017…”

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