EU to appeal decision removing Hamas from terror list
The European Union says it will appeal against a court decision to strike Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from the bloc’s terrorist list. Hamas has labeled the push to keep it blacklisted as “immoral.”
Foreign ministers from the 28 EU member states on Monday agreed to appeal the court’s judgment, EU Council spokeswoman Susanne Kiefer said.
The EU added Hamas to its list of terrorist organizations in late 2001. Last December, the General Court of the European Union – the bloc’s second- highest tribunal – ruled that Hamas should be taken off the blacklist It said the decision to include the group there in the first place had been based on media and internet reports rather than sound legal judgments.
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Source News: DW