By: Jimmy Xiao
Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liebermann had much harsher words for the EU’s attempt to split Hezbollah, “The military wing and the political wing of Hezbollah are two sides of the same coin. At the head of each stands Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah. The attempt to present the group as if it is partially extremist and partially moderate is like asking can a cannibal be a vegetarian.”
The EU’s decision, however, will in fact make enforcement easier, as European governments will find it easier to seize assets, prevent travel of certain individuals and gather intelligence.
This new decision will undoubtedly leave Europe much safer, as governments can now take stricter action against Hezbollah, which was accused, but not implicated in a terrorist attack in Bulgaria against Israeli tourists last year.
Hezbollah is also involved in operations in Syria, where they are assisting the Assad regime.