The unrest in Jerusalem has prompted Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn (R) to strike at the heart of anti-Israel terrorist funding.
She is introducing a bill, “The Hezbollah Money Laundering Prevention Act of 2021,” to try and choke off the financial flow into the terrorist group that vows to eradicate the Jewish State and that she fears is helping fuel the current protests.
“What this would do is clamp down on their ability to have access to the U.S. banking system,” says Blackburn. “We’re just trying to make it more difficult for them to have access to those funds. We’re making it more difficult for them to launder those dollars.”
The Senator’s legislation would invoke part of the U.S. Patriot Act to designate jurisdictions in Lebanon that serve as money laundering havens to fund the terrorist group. The U.S. State Department, which has long classified Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and “global terrorist threat,” says that Iran helps support it to the tune of over $700 million a year.
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