Hamas bears full responsibility for the war in Gaza, a top EU official said Monday in the Strip, calling the group "a terrorist movement."(via Instapundit)
"At this time we have to also recall the overwhelming responsibility of Hamas," Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid, told reporters.
"I intentionally say this here -- Hamas is a terrorist movement and it has to be denounced as such," Michel said as he visited the town of Jabalya in northern Gaza.
"Public opinion is fed up to see that we are paying over and over again -- be it the [European] commission, the member states or the major donors -- for infrastructure that will be systematically destroyed," he said.
Reuters quoted the EU official as saying that the Islamic group had used civilians as "human shields" by placing operatives in residential areas, and said that the years of terrorist rocket-fire on southern Israel served as a "provocation."
The report also quoted Michel as saying that, "When you kill innocents, it is not resistance. It is terrorism."
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
From the January 26th Jerusalem Post: