Britain bans Hizbullah military wing
British lawmakers voted Tuesday to include the military wing of Lebanese-based group Hezbollah to Britain’s list of banned terrorist organizations, charging it supported terror activities in Iraq and the Palestinian territories.
The action by the House of Commons would make it a crime to join or support the military wing of the radical group, which fought a bloody month-long conflict with Israel two years ago.
Britain’s minister in charge of fighting terrorism Tony McNulty charged that the movement was linked to insurgent groups in Iraq that had attacked coalition soldiers.
“I can say unequivocally that Hezbollah’s military wing is providing active support to Shia militant groups in Iraq,” he said.
Lebanese blogger From Beirut to the Beltway is not happy about what is going on. Just read him to know the other side of the story: those people who are Lebanese and are not very happy with Hizbullah and Siniora’s treatment of Kantar.