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Think Tank Urges US to Designate Lebanese NGO as a Terror Entity

A report published Thursday by The Washington Institute urges the US Treasury Department to add the Lebanese environmental NGO Green Without Borders (GWB) its list of Specially Designated Global Terror entities, citing their “clear and undeniable material support to Hezbollah”.

The authors urged the United States to place sanctions against GWB, which is not currently classified as being a terror entity. The report also cites Hezbollah’s construction arm, Jihad al-Binaa, which has been designated by the US Treasury Department since 2007, as “…among GWB’s closest collaborators.

“By building surveillance posts, denying the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) unrestricted access in southern Lebanon, and granting Hezbollah logistical and operational platforms from which to fire rockets into Israel, GWB has effectively become part of Hezbollah’s military infrastructure,” it said.

The IDF has accused Hezbollah of establishing GWB observation posts near the Blue Line bordering Lebanon and Israel since April 2016 in order to gather intelligence. (VFI News)

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