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Complaint Against Professor who Claimed Hezbollah is a Relief Organization
Likud's Attorney General filed a complaint against Professor Ghanem of Haifa University after he said that "Hezbollah, concerning Israel, is a national liberation movement"
Ze'ev Kam | 03/16/2016 12:14
Likud Party filed today (Wednesday) a complaint against Professor As'ad Ghanem, a professor of political science at the University of Haifa, in respect of what he said on "Meet the Press" TV program and which stated that "Hezbollah, concerning Israel, is a national liberation movement which fought Israel's occupation in Lebanon in 1982. "In the Israeli context in my opinion it is not a terrorist organization."
A police complaint was filed by the attorney of the "Likud", Avi Levi, who says that the words of Professor Ghanem include "sympathy, support and solidarity with the Hezbollah terrorist organization, incitement, sedition and harm in the regime and society in the country, whose content is a violation of an order Prevention of terrorism -1948 and offenses under the Penal Code, 1977".
The complaint also states that "Hezbollah is a terrorist organization. It has been declared a terrorist organization by the US, Israel, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Bahrain, the European Union and the Arab League. Hezbollah is a terrorist organization that denies the very existence of the State of Israel, whose ambitions, deeds and armed struggle over many years, and the sole aim is to destroy the State of Israel ".
The complaint also states that "the statements of Prof. Ganem are sympathy and solidarity with the Hezbollah terrorist organization. They are supporting a terrorist organization and justification of terrorism against Israel and its citizens. This is a serious criminal offenses they are going through challenging the very existence of the State of Israel and advertising that has to bring about hatred, unfaithfulness of Israel's Arab citizens and government authorities to provoke strife and enmity between Jews and Arabs in Israel. "
As mentioned above, as a result, the Likud asked Israeli police to open a criminal investigation against Professor Ghanem.