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December 17, 2014 10:38 am

Bennett: Europe ‘Will Suffer’ From Strengthening of Hamas

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Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of Israel's Jewish Home party. Photo: Mati Milstein/The Israel Project.

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Economy Minister and the leader of the Jewish Home party, has issued a blistering attack on the European Union, following the decision by the EU’s General Court to remove the Palestinian Hamas organization from its list of terrorist groups.

Bennett invoked a Biblical metaphor in condemning the move. The court, he said, “is like Sodom, where good was evil and evil was good.”

“The decision cheapens the blood of Jews and demonstrates a lack of moral clarity,” Bennett continued. “If someone thinks that sacrificing Israel will save Europe, they are wrong.

“Israel is strong and knows how to defend itself against those who seek its harm. The Europeans themselves will be the ones to suffer from the strengthening of terrorist organizations like Hamas.

“Justifying terror in Tel Aviv means that terror will spread to London, Paris and Brussels. Unfortunately Europe will not be able to say that we did not warn it ahead of time.”

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  • kate brennan

    Can anyone in the EU read? Hamas Charter, anyone? or understanding of the meaning of the acronym FATAH? Any understanding of what PLO actually MEANS? Does anyone from the EU or anyone in a British university, for that matter, either staff or student know anything…….clearly not.

  • Jake

    I’m just glad there are no more illusions about Europe being a “friend” or a “partner”. We can all appreciate the good Europeans of conscience who stood by us, and stand by us today, but they are the exception, not the rule. Europe has been the enemy of the Jewish people for hundreds of years.

  • Is Europe Stupid? Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks!

    Shame on the EU!
    By recognizing ‘in principle’ the Palestinian state where Hamas is in the unity government, the EU ‘in principle’ condones the killing of Jews.