Germany carries out raids on Hezbollah-linked groups, bans 3 entities accused of collecting fund
Germany carries out raids on Hezbollah-linked groups, bans 3 entities accused of collecting fund

Germany's Interior Ministry has banned three organizations accused of collecting money for the militant Iran-backed movement Hezbollah in Lebanon. The bans on German Lebanese Family, People for People and Give Peace had already been pronounced on April 15, a ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

Police also conducted early morning raids at locations across seven German states, including Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland Palatinate.

"Those who support terrorism will not be safe in Germany," Seehofer's spokesman quoted him as saying on Twitter. "Regardless of the garb in which his supporters appear, they will not find a place of retreat in our country," added the Minister, who is currently in quarantine at home after infected with Covid.

The three banned groups are said to have collected donations and arranged sponsorships for Hezbollah "martyred families." The aim of the organizations was to promote Hezbollah's fight against Israel, which goes against the idea of international understanding, the ministry said.

The certainty that the bereaved would receive financial support in the event of their death increases the willingness of young Hezbollah supporters to take part in the fight against Israel.

In March last year, Germany banned ban Hezbollah activity on its soil.  Germany's domestic intelligence agency estimates that there are about 1,050 Hezbollah members and supporters currently in the country.

They do not comprise an official organization in Germany, but work unofficially, doing fundraising, among other activities, according to security officials.


Bilateral Meet: Blinken, Lavrov Set For First time Meeting Amid Tense Times

Sudan restricts Travellers from India, Imposes Other Covid curbs

Hungarian Parliament extends COVID-19 ‘state of danger’ again until the autumn


Join NewsTrack Whatsapp group
Related News