Israel Says EU is Breaching International Terror Law

(Financial Times) Sharmila Devi - Israel has accused the EU of breaching international laws against terrorism by maintaining contact with the radical Islamist groups Hamas and Hizballah. "The EU in its contacts with Hamas and Hizballah is clearly not maintaining its legal commitment concerning the war against terrorism," said an Israeli official familiar with the legal analysis prepared by the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The analysis cites UN Security Council Resolution 1373, adopted after the September 11 attacks on the U.S., which stipulates that member states must refrain from providing either active or passive support to those involved in terrorism.

2005-12-12 00:00:00

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