We Believe in Israel welcomes today’s announcement that all of Hezbollah will be banned in UK law because the Home Secretary is “no longer able to distinguish between their already banned military wing and the political party”.


Luke Akehurst, Director of We Believe in Israel said:


“We are delighted that the absurd anomaly is being scrapped whereby a false distinction was drawn by the UK between Hezbollah’s murderous terrorists and the political leaders controlling them.


Hezbollah have carried out numerous terror attacks against Jews and Israelis around the world. They are responsible for the deaths of British soldiers in Iraq and they have played a key role in the horrors of the Syrian civil war. Hezbollah’s arsenal of missiles in Southern Lebanon is a serious threat to peace and security in Israel and Lebanon


This complete ban was long overdue - we have campaigned for it repeatedly. Grassroots activists deserve credit for years of hard work raising this issue with their MPs and the Government to achieve this.


We urge all MPs to support the draft order implementing the ban.”