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Hezbollah companies in Lebanon

On July 10, 2014, US Treasury Department has designated Stars Group Holding, its subsidiaries and managers under E.O. 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists, or acts of terrorism.

According to the designation, Stars Group Holding, owned by brothers Kamel and Issam Mohamad Amhaz, was used by Hizballah to “covertly purchase sophisticated electronics and other technology from suppliers across the world. Items obtained by Hizballah using the Stars Group Holding network have directly supported the group’s military capabilities, including the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which have been used most recently to support Hizballah’s military activities in Syria and to conduct surveillance operations in Israel.”

The Treasury Department has also designated Hanna Elias Khalifeh, a Hizballah member and Lebanese businessman who has worked directly with Stars Group Holding network managers to facilitate these procurement activities on behalf of Hizballah.

Approach the companies who deal with the designated Stars Group Holding (BlackBerry, Sony Mobile Communications AB, Tonino Lamborghini, Luxury Mobile Phones LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony-Ericsson and Apple) and demand that they will terminate their dealings with the company. It is important to notice that telecommunication equipment has various uses for combat support.

Work for the designation of LibanNet and Unique Stars International – Hong Kong. Inform Dunlop, Michelin, Bridgestone, Castrol and Adnoc on the suspicious nature of Car Care Center SARL and urge a reevaluation of their business ties with this company.