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Daily Israel Report

Hizbullah Lashes Out at EU

Hizbullah: decision to blacklist our armed wing means EU would share responsibility for any Israeli attack on Lebanon.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/24/2013, 10:56 PM

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Hizbullah supporter
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The European Union's decision to blacklist Hizbullah's armed wing means it would share responsibility for any Israeli attack against Lebanon or the Shiite movement, the group's leader said on Wednesday.

"These (European) states have made themselves fully responsible for any Israeli attack on Lebanon or Lebanon's resistance (Hizbullah) or any target of the resistance," Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech.

The statement is Nasrallah's first since an EU decision on Monday to blacklist Hizbullah's military wing as a terror group.

"These states need to know... that they are giving legal cover to Israel for any attack on Lebanon, because Israel can now claim to be fighting terrorism and to be bombing terrorist targets," he said.

The decision to blacklist Hizbullah's armed wing "gives Israel a service for free", Nasrallah added.

"This decision does not affect our willingness. Its objective is to make us bow, to force us to step back and to be afraid.

"But I tell you (Europeans): all you will get is failure and disappointment," said Nasrallah.