How Hamas Is Winning Hearts and Minds in Europe

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff - The Palestinians Abroad Conference in February in Istanbul was attended by members of Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated networks all over Europe. Their shared goal is to promote international legitimacy for Hamas in its bid to challenge the PLO's international standing as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. In this way Hamas is slowly but surely establishing a global infrastructure of supporters who are providing not only encouragement and legitimacy, but also quite a bit of financial assistance. These groups include the Global Anti-Aggression Campaign, the Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe, the Charity Coalition (also known as the Union of Good), and Friends of Al-Aqsa.

2017-03-14 00:00:00

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