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December 13, 2005

EU Caught Violating International Law - Contacting Hamas, Hezbollah

Topics: International News


[Image via Dread Pundit Bluto - Hamas candidates discuss their platform at a press conference]

A recently disclosed Israeli Foreign Ministry document states that the European Union is breaking international law by contacting the Islamist terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Dread Pundit Bluto has the story...

But this is really not a surprise, because incredibly, this has happened before!

On April 14, 2005 WorldNetDaily reported on transcripts that they obtained of a 2002 secret meeting in Gaza that a top European Union official held with the leaders of Hamas, in spite of EU denials to the contrary - in which he praised the terror organization's work, blamed terrorism on "Israeli occupation," referred to Hamas militants as "freedom fighters" and failed to contradict claims Israel was responsible for the September 11 attacks.

The transcripts, seized from the Palestinian Authority Preventive Security compound in Gaza during Israel's 2002 Defensive Shield operation and released through Israel's Center for Special Studies, document a discreet meeting between Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, who was assassinated by Israel in March 2004, and Alistair Crooke, the security adviser for Miguel Moratinos, then EU special envoy for promoting the peace process in the Middle East.
So, at the very least, contact by the EU with terrorist organizations, which can only encourage organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas (especially by referring to them as "freedom fighters,") occurred or has been occurring - as far back as 2002.

Today's article pointed to by Bluto doesn't make clear when the original documentation was obtained, however, it does refer to recent activity - charging that the EU's aim is to change it's position on the participation of Hamas in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections, and to permit its appointed election monitors to meet with Hamas' candidates. As Bluto points out and documents in his post, this is against international law, and once again, the EU has been caught "with their pants down," bending over for terrorists.

Posted by Richard at December 13, 2005 7:09 AM

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