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IDF asks Wikipedia to edit ‘Hezbollah’ entry to reflect terror designation

February 20, 2021 | By Persecution Live | Filed in: IDF.

The entry currently defines the organization, which has been designated a terrorist organization by 26 countries, a “political party and militant group”

A HEZBOLLAH flag flutters in the breeze of southern Lebanon in August.
(photo credit: REUTERS/KARAMALLAH DAHER)

The official IDF Twitter account posted a call on Tuesday for Wikipedia in English to edit its article on the Lebanese organization Hizbullah (spelled “Hezbollah” in Wikipedia) to reflect its identification by 26 countries as a terrorist organization. Wikipedia is a battleground for competing viewpoints, experts say, and the “Hezbollah” page is no exception.

The Shi’ite organization Hizbullah is a Lebanese political party with a military wing. It is also known for its virulent animosity towards Israel, and its actions against the country situated on its southern border – including against civilian targets. These have brought more than 20 countries and international organizations to designate it a terrorist organization, including the US, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Arab League and the European Union.

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