Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Arab Knesset Members back Hezbollah - David Rosenberg

by David Rosenberg

Joint List MKs offer support for Hezbollah, condemn Saudi Arabia, Gulf Arab states following terror listing.

Arab Joint List MKs
Arab Joint List MKs
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Knesset members representing the Arab Joint List party issued a formal condemnation on Monday of the decision by a number of Arab states labeling Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Last week, the Gulf Cooperation Council, which represents Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman voted to recognize the radical Iran-proxy Shi’ite organization as a terrorist group, joining the United States, France, and Canada among others in labeling Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Hezbollah, which enjoys representation in the Lebanese parliament, has organized terror attacks against not only Israel, but Western powers including the massive 1983 Beirut barracks bombing, which left more than 300 dead, including hundreds of US Marines and dozens of French soldiers.

The Joint List, however, rejected the designation of Hezbollah as a terror group, blasting the decision as an endorsement of the “occupation." Ignoring the organization’s history, the Joint List asserted there were no grounds to condemn Hezbollah.

Former MK Azmi Bishara, the founder of the Balad faction currently within the Joint List, fled Israel in 2007 after it was revealed he had provided technical support to Hezbollah during the 2006 war with Lebanon, when he guided its missiles to hit Israeli civilians.

David Rosenberg

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209045#.Vt2ZOOazdds

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