The sanctioning of Hezbollah's so-called military wing, by the European Union, is a major step in the right direction, but it begs the question: How will EU banks protect themselves from terrorist financing activities, now that fundraising is illegal ?
Obviously, there is a well-established program of fundraising, operated by Hezbollah agents in the EU, and these pipelines must now be identified, and closed down, forthwith, lest there be exposure to charges of providing material support to terrorism. One must assume that compliance officers at international banks, located in the EU, whose clients transfer funds to Lebanon, for any reason, are initiating a broad-based review of such clients, their lines of business, and whether the payments they send to the Middle East ultimately end up in Beirut, in Hezbollah accounts.
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