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May 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Report: EU Set to Blacklist Hezbollah

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Israeli soldiers carry the five coffins holding Israeli citizens Itzik Colangi, 28, Amir Menashe, 28, Maor Harosh, 25, Elior Price, 26, and Kochava Shriki, 44, killed in a suicide bombing attack in Bulgaria July 18, at a ceremony after the bodies arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport. Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/FLASH90.

The European Union (EU) is set to blacklist the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, AFP reported.

The request to formally add Hezbollah’s military wing to the EU’s list of terror groups was initiated by the United Kingdom and will be discussed in early June, several European Union (EU) diplomats told AFP.

“We hope to have an agreement by the end of June,” one of the EU diplomats said.

The United States and Israel have been pressing the EU for years to blacklist Hezbollah. The change in the EU’s attitude appears to be related to evidence that Hezbollah was behind the terror attack on an Israeli tourist bus in Burgas, Bulgaria that killed five Israelis and one Bulgarian in July 2012.

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