ADL Welcomes U.S. Designation of Hezbollah TV As Global Terrorist Organization
New York, NY, March 27, 2006 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the U.S. Department of the Treasury's designation of Hezbollah's satellite television station Al-Manar as a global terrorist organization for broadcasting incitement.
While Hezbollah itself is already a designated terror group, ADL called on the U.S. in July 2003 and again in December 2004 to apply the same designation to Al-Manar, which is directly linked to and openly solicits funds for Hezbollah, the terrorist organization that continues to wage cross-border attacks against Israel from Lebanon.
"We commend the U.S. action against Al-Manar, Hezbollah's notorious instrument in support of terror," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "In order to effectively combat terror, we must isolate the political, communications, and social service activity groups use to fundraise, recruit, and incite terrorism."
ADL said the Treasury Department's action falls squarely within the mandate of U.S. law against providing material support for terror, which includes providing technological assistance and other services.
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