Australia has banned the antisemitic genocidal terrorist group Hizballah in its entirety
Until now, Australia only proscribed the so-called “military wing” of Hizballah, but, since such a division is entirely artificial, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has now rightly extended that ban to all of Hizballah’s operations.
She noted that the Iran-backed terror group “continues to threaten terrorist attacks and provide support to terrorist organisations,” and poses a “real” and “credible” threat to Australia.
The ban means that membership, public support and financing of Hizballah will be illegal in Australia.
Ms Andrews also announced today that her country would be proscribing the far-right group The Base, which she described as “a violent, racist neo-Nazi group known by security agencies to be planning and preparing terrorist attacks.”
In 2019, the UK banned Hizballah in its entirety, and last week, the Home Secretary Priti Patel announced a full ban on the antisemitic genocidal terrorist Hamas in the UK, following calls by Campaign Against Antisemitism and allies.