Australia labels all Hezbollah “terrorists” — RT World News

Australia has designated all influential Hezbollah movements in Lebanon as terrorist organizations and has extended its earlier ban on its armed forces to political factions.

Hezbollah proposed “real” with “Credible” The Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said on Wednesday that it is a threat to Australia.

Lebanon-based group “Continue to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organizations,” Andrews added.

This means that Australian citizens are now prohibited from becoming members of Hezbollah or funding its operations. The organization’s military branch has been on Australia’s terrorist list since 2003.

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People from Lebanon make up Australia’s largest Middle Eastern community-an estimated 230,000 people, mainly in the Greater Sydney area and Melbourne. During the Lebanese Civil War from 1976 to 1981, Australian immigration peaked, but has since declined sharply.

Hezbollah conducts activities in various fields in Lebanon, acting as a political party, military organization, and a provider of basic services to the people.

According to reports, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett asked Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to ban Hezbollah’s political affiliation during the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow in early November. He thanked Canberra for the action.He said that the two countries will continue “Fight against terrorism in all possible ways, including on the international stage.”

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid also expressed his gratitude to Australia, which he described as “A close friend of Israel,” Joined 17 other awareness “Terrorist organizations have no independent branches.”

Israel, which launched a war with Hezbollah in 2006, believes that the organization has close ties with Iran and poses a threat to national security.

Hezbollah is classified as a terrorist organization by the United States, Israel, and the Arab League. The European Union and many European countries have banned their military departments, but are reluctant to take action against the party because they fear that this may further destabilize the situation in Lebanon.

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