Monday, December 12, 2005

Israel says EU is breaching international terror law / Middle East & Africa / Arab Israel conflict - Israel says EU is breaching international terror law: "Many EU officials believe the inclusion of Hamas on the EU�s list of proscribed terrorist organisations has constrained its work in trying to persuade the militant group to renounce violence. Israel has long argued that the west should suspend all engagement with Hamas and the Lebanese guerrilla group Hizbollah.
�The EU in its contacts with Hamas and Hizbollah is clearly not maintaining its legal commitment concerning the war against terrorism,� said an Israeli official familiar with the draft foreign ministry report. It cites UN Security Council resolution 1373, adopted after the September 11 attacks on the US, which stipulates that member states must refrain from providing either active or passive support to those involved in terrori"

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