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May 04, 2011

Who Considers Hamas a Terrorist Organization?

Reuters points out that "Israel regards Hamas, whose founding charter calls for destruction of the Jewish state, as a terrorist organization."

The media organization fails to inform readers, though, that it's not merely those Israelis who see Hamas this way. The U.S., E.U., U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand also formally regard Hamas or its "military wing" as a terror group.

Posted by GI at May 4, 2011 02:50 PM

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it has to be reiterated over and over that the Hamas Charter calls for genocide against Jews as such. It does this through quoting a medieval Muslim fable in which, at Judgment Day, the Jews fight the Muslims, and the Jews hide behind rocks and trees. The rocks and trees speak up, saying: O Muslim, O Slave of Allah, a Jew is hiding behind me. Come Kill him.
The Hamas Charter also incorporates classic themes of European Judeophobia, such as the Protocols, and blames the Jews for starting world wars, etc. It is hardly merely an anti-Israel document.

Posted by: Eliyahu at May 4, 2011 03:56 PM

Australia only counts the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades as a terrorist orgaization, not Hamas.

Norway, Russia, Switzerland and the United Nations all recognize Hamas.

Posted by: Anonymous at May 5, 2011 01:05 PM

As noted: "...formally regard Hamas or its 'military wing' as a terror group."

Posted by: GI at May 5, 2011 06:27 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Council has also condemned the Hamas Charter:

■ United Nations Human Rights Council, July 06/06, A/HRC/S-1/NGO/4: Joint Statement on Hamas Charter

UN HTML: http://unispal.un.org/unispal.nsf/eed216406b50bf6485256ce10072f637/f35f56d79c729663852571ca006c0f4e?OpenDocument

UN PDF: http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/G06/130/21/PDF/G0613021.pdf?OpenElement

VoiceofCanada download if original UN URLs inoperative, PDF:
http://voiceofcanada.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/un-stmt-re-hamas-060706.pdf

Mark Vandermaas, Editor
VoiceofCanada

Posted by: Mark Vandermaas at May 6, 2011 01:54 PM

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