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Wallace furious that Hezbollah labelled terorrists

Cormac McQuinn

Published 23/07/2013 | 05:00

TAX cheat TD Mick Wallace has lashed out at the European Union's decision to designate Lebanese militants Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

The Co Wexford TD last night took to Twitter and criticised the move saying it was a "bad day for (the) Middle East as EU blacklists Hezbollah".

Mr Wallace went on to say that it was "a blatant pro-Israeli decision".

And he expressed solidarity with the Iran and Syria-backed militia saying that it "will retain legitimacy as long as the Israeli occupation of Arab peoples and lands continues".

Mr Wallace has previously been vocal on the Arab-Israeli confict in his support of flotillas bringing supplies to the Gaza strip.

When an Irish-owned ship in the flotilla, the MV Saoirse, was allegedly sabotaged by the Israelis in 2011, Mr Wallace called on the government to call in Israel's ambassador Dr Zion Evrony to account for the damage.

Irish Independent

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