We are not satisfied with the European Union’s explanation that the removal of Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations is a ‘technical matter’. The burden of proof is on the European Union and we expect it to put Hamas back on the list forthwith.

 Removal of Hamas from EU list of terror organizations

 

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(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
 
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Wednesday, 17 December 2014), issued the following statement on the decision of the General Court of the European Union to remove Hamas from the European Union list of terrorist organizations:
 
"We are not satisfied with the European Union’s explanation that the removal of Hamas from its list of terrorist organizations is a ‘technical matter’. The burden of proof is on the European Union and we expect it to put Hamas back on the list forthwith given that it is understood by all that Hamas – a murderous terrorist organization, the covenant of which specifies the destruction of Israel as its goal – is an inseparable part of this list. We will continue to fight Hamas with strength and determination so that it never achieves this goal.