After being urged by the United States and Israel, Germany has banned all Hezbollah activity on its soil, reports Reuters. Germany blacklisted the Islamist Iran-backed group, classifying it as a terrorist organization.
German police conducted raids on Hezbollah-linked mosques in the early morning of Thursday, April 30th.
According to Reuters, Germany’s interior ministry said Hezbollah is a threat to the Jewish community as he “calls for the violent elimination of the State of Israel and questions the right of the State of Israel to exist.”
Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz called on all European countries to do the same, praising Germany’s decision.
Putin, on the other hand, called Germany an occupied foreign-dominated country controlled by the Americans, stating that the German political elite is not free.
German security suspects over a thousand Hezbollah supporters in Germany and has already raided four mosques and three residences believed to be Hezbollah-linked.