Israeli ambassador to Azerbaijan welcomes Germany's decision on Hezbollah
- 30 April 2020
Ambassador of the State of Israel in Azerbaijan George Deek welcomed Germany's decision on Hezbollah, the Israely Embassy told APA.
“We appreciate Germany’s decision, which reflects the nature of Hezbollah as a terror organization that attacks innocent people anywhere from Argentina to Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iraq and Israel. Terrorism is a shared challenge, so we need a shared response. We call upon the other nations in Europe and the World to follow the steps of Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, because international threats require international cooperation. “
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Israel Katz: “This is a very important decision and a valuable and significant step in the global fight against terrorism. I would like to express my appreciation to the German government for the move. I am certain that many governments in the Middle East and victims of Hezbollah terrorism share in my thanks. I call on additional European countries and the European Union to adopt this necessary policy and to recognize organization for what it is: Hezbollah – both its military and political wings - constitutes a terror organization, and that is how it must be treated.”
Note that on Thursday, 30 April 2020 The German Ministry of the Interior issued a federal order banning the Hezbollah organization in Germany and stipulated enforcement measures under the provisions of the order. The order prohibits any contact with the organization's activists and does not distinguish between its military, political or social arms. According to the order, any use of the organization’s symbols is prohibited and any of its assets that exist in Germany will be confiscated.