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Australia slaps ‘terrorist’ label on all of Hezbollah

RT | November 24, 2021

Australia has designated all of Lebanon’s influential Hezbollah movement as a terrorist organization, expanding the earlier ban on its armed units to the political wing.

Hezbollah poses a “real” and “credible” threat to Australia, Karen Andrews, the country’s home affairs minister, said on Wednesday.

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

The move means that Australian citizens are now forbidden from becoming members of Hezbollah or providing funds for its operations. The group’s military wing has been on Australia’s terrorist list since 2003.

People from Lebanon make up the largest Middle Eastern community in Australia – estimated at around 230,000, mainly in the Greater Sydney area and Melbourne. Immigration to Australia peaked during the Lebanese Civil War between 1976 and 1981, but has declined significantly since then.

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

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who reportedly asked his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison to ban Hezbollah’s political wing during the UN climate summit in Glasgow in early November, thanked Canberra for the move. He said the two countries will continue “to act in every way possible against terrorism, including in the international arena.”

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid also expressed his gratitude that Australia, which he described as “a close friend of Israel,” joined 17 other nations that realize “there are no separate wings to terrorist organizations.”

Israel, which waged a war against Hezbollah in 2006, considers the group, which has strong links to Iran, a threat to national security.

Hezbollah has been labeled a terrorist organization by the US, Israel, and the Arab League. The EU and many individual European nations have banned its military wing, but were reluctant to act against the political party over concerns it could further destabilize the situation in Lebanon.

November 24, 2021 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Wars for Israel | , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. A disgrace that Australia has caved in to the terrorist state of Israel branding Hezbollah as a threat to Australia. As if! Hezbollah is a brave Resistance Party with minimal assets, trying to save Lebanon from a mighty Offence Force which has outrageously repeatedly attacked the country for decades, virtually destroying the Lebanese economy and terrorizing its people to flee, as the Israelis want. Australia, though no friend of indigenous people, should wake up to the need for Human Rights of oppressed people to be protected from ruthless dictatorships bent on expanding their reach. Join the Human Race (from which Zionists seem to have absented themselves).

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    Comment by jbthring | November 24, 2021 | Reply

  2. Israel … considers the group … a threat to national security

    As indeed it is, thank God. If there remains any hope of the Zionist abomination being crushed in blood, as it deserves, that hope resides in Hezbollah.

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    Comment by traducteur | November 24, 2021 | Reply

  3. “Hezbollah poses a “real” and “credible” threat to Australia, Karen Andrews, the country’s home affairs minister, said on Wednesday”.

    I think Hezbollah have their hands full at present, dealing with the “Terrorists” on their southern border, without worrying about a country on the other side of the Planet.

    And, that Ammonium Nitrate(fertilizer Bomb)that exploded in Lebanon recently, had to have had a DETONATOR, otherwise it would not have exploded. I wonder WHO detonated it? I doubt it was Hezbollah, who are “Freedom fighters”, not Terrorists.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 24, 2021 | Reply

  4. (I drafted/wrote this in bits and pieces before I perused the three prior-and-*excellent* comments.)

    Appalling…utterly shameless and shameful and beyond the pale.

    Viva Hezbollah! Viva a rejuvenated, whole Lebanon! Most of all: Viva Palestine! Palestine Is Still THE Issue!…and Hezbollah knows and acts upon it; that’s why it’s on the hit list in ZioOccupied USA, UK, Australia (don’t know offhand Hezbollah’s status in France or Canada or … )

    [“(Hezbollah)’s military wing has been on Australia’s terrorist list since 2003.” Jesus; give us human-rights-and-justice folk a break. 2003 was (even) before pariah-state Zionist monster’s 2006 brazen, massively destructive — and ultimately losing — invasion of Lebanon…again…in 2006. If Australia et al were stand-up nations at that time, all others would have been removed from “terrorist organization” status and replaced with the single-most psychotically criminal TERRORIST abomination on this planet….]

    One might hope — forlornly? — that there is major/significant blowback among Australia’s Lebanon/Arab-heritage population….

    Finally in this space: Viva Iran! Resistance Yes! Solidarity Yes! Capitulation No!/NEVER!

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    Comment by roberthstiver | November 24, 2021 | Reply

  5. If Hezbollah are a threat to World Peace, what does that make of the “Military Industrial Complex”? It has been at war with “SOMEONE” ever since the end of WWII, and constantly menaces Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and many other countries…….and it is the American PEOPLE who have to fight and die, for the people at the top, most of whom are not even AMERICANS…….

    Wake Up America……You’re the ones getting screwed in this “DEAL”…..

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 24, 2021 | Reply


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