Germany classifies Hezbollah as "terrorist entity"

On Thursday, the German government has classified the Lebanese Hezbollah as a terrorist entity, in conjunction with the implementation of security and police forces security operations against members suspected of belonging to Hezbollah.

On Thursday, the German Ministry of the Interior issued a resolution banning Lebanese Hezbollah throughout the country and classifying it as a terrorist in a new blow to it, as it represents the most prominent Iranian arms in the world.

The German Interior Ministry spokesman indicated that the security forces and the police carried out security operations early in the morning, as a result of which they arrested suspected members of Hezbollah.

And months ago, the German Parliament began discussing the banning of Hezbollah, with its military and political wings.

It is noteworthy that Germany and the European Union previously identified the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist entity, while allowing its "political" wing to operate in Europe.

A report issued by a German intelligence agency in 2019 confirmed that the number of Hezbollah members and supporters increased from 950 in 2017 to 1,050 in 2018.

In the same context, German security officials believe that the number of elements connected to Hezbollah in the country reaches more than 1,000 people.

Just as the Alternative Party in Germany called on Parliament to issue a recommendation to the German government to ban Hezbollah completely, without distinguishing between its military and political wings.

Accordingly, the British House of Commons issued a resolution banning Hezbollah and listing it as a terrorist entity in February 2019, in addition to the United Kingdom, where the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and the League of Arab States classify Hezbollah as a terrorist entity.



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