Arab Parliament declares Hezbollah a terror organization
Announcement comes weeks after Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council adopt similar resolutions against Lebanese Shiite group
Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah hold their flags during the funeral of a Hezbollah fighter, who was killed while fighting alongside Syrian government forces in Syria, March 1, 2016. (AFP/MAHMOUD ZAYYAT)
Parliament Speaker Ahmed al-Jarwan condemned Hezbollah for “undermining the security of many countries in the region,” given its deep involvement in the Syrian civil war, but said the 22-member, pan-Arab body created by the Arab League in 2001, hoped the group would continue fighting Israel.