'Hard to see' how Hezbollah not designated a terrorist group, Netanyahu tells hesitant EU countries

(JNS.org) While the hesitation of countries such as Austria, the Czech Republic and Italy has prevented a consensus among the 27-member European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that it is "hard to see how you cannot have a consensus" on that issue.

The flag of Hezbollah. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

“I mean, it’s hard to see how you cannot have a consensus on Hezbollah as a terrorist organization,” Netanyahu told reporters before meeting with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Jerusalem. “If Hezbollah isn’t a terrorist organization, I don’t know what is a terrorist organization. I mean, they’re butchering people left and right across the world and now in the cities of Syria. They’re murdering civilians without letup, including on European soil, as was discovered in Bulgaria, as they try to do in Cyprus.”

Posted on June 20, 2013 .