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Court orders Hamas off EU terror list; Israel reacts with anger
Court orders Hamas off EU terror list; Israel reacts with anger

A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terror organizations, based on a procedural technicality. The court said assets seized from Hamas would continue to be frozen pending an appeal, but the ruling was met with strong anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian movement. A statement from the General Court of the European Union said it annuls the “measures maintaining Hamas on the European list of terrorist organizations.” The grounds for the ruling were procedural, according to the release, which said the original decision to place Hamas on the list more than a decade ago was not...

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