The Czech parliament on Wednesday moved to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Passed by an overwhelming majority, the resolution also pushes the European Union to end its artificial division of the Lebanese-based group into a military and political wing.

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi hailed the move made by Israel’s longtime ally and urged other countries in the European Union bloc to follow suit.

“I call on the European Union and additional countries to recognize Hezbollah in all its forms as a terrorist organization,” Ashkenazi said.

While the EU designates Hezbollah’s military wing as a terrorist entity, its political arm is still able to operate across most of the continent. However, Germany earlier this year moved to ban the group outright from its soil – conducting raids on Hezbollah members operating in the country.

Source » honestreporting