In a move applauded by Rep. Jared Moskowitz, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Lebanon-based Green Without Borders (GWB) and its leader, Zuhair Subhi Nahla.
GWB, pretending to be an environmental activist organization, has been linked with supporting Hezbollah along the "Blue Line" between Lebanon and Israel for more than a decade.
Congressman Moskowitz stands behind this action, a loud and clear statement of the U.S. government's opposition to Hezbollah. “Green Without Borders is a false front for Hezbollah. The United States will continue to support Israel's right to self-defense. As regional security threats loom, it's more important than ever,” Moskowitz said in a statement to the Emet Times.
He also called for a united international front: “The U.S. must aggressively target groups like Green Without Borders and work with allies to ensure that terrorist organizations are isolated. Congress should strengthen sanctions on those that support terror groups like Iran."
This isn't just a political move. These sanctions, reflecting the strong stance of Moskowitz, could shake up Lebanon's intricate political scene, deepening rifts and altering alliances.
The U.S. is showing teeth, and it's not just about Lebanon. This action sends a strong message to international peacekeepers about GWB's activities along the Blue Line.
Moskowitz's support of these sanctions emphasizes the U.S.-Israel partnership in combating terrorism. The sanctions mirror Israel's own concerns about Hezbollah near its borders.
The move also fits into a broader U.S. goal to solidify alliances, guarantee regional stability, and confront terrorist financing in the Middle East.