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German politician urges Europe to talk to Hamas
German politician urges Europe to talk to Hamas
The German expert in the Middle East affairs and member of the ruling coalition in Germany Dr. Rolf Mützenich has urged the Europeans to put an end to their boycott of the Hamas Movement.
Sunday, March 1,2009 02:43

The German expert in the Middle East affairs and member of the ruling coalition in Germany Dr. Rolf Mützenich has urged the Europeans to put an end to their boycott of the Hamas Movement.

In an interview he made with local media outlets, the German official said the Europeans should rethink their "negative" stand regarding talking to Hamas, and whether or not the boycott policy was advantageous or not, adding that the Europeans couldn’t just simply ignore an organization enjoying broad popular support and elected by the Palestinian people to rule them.

"There will be no peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians without Hamas", asserted the German figure.

Remarks of the German official come amidst growing support among the Europeans to remove Hamas"s name from EU list of terrorist organizations, and to organize Hamas as legitimate organization came to power through transparent democratic means.

The anti-imperialism camp in the European continent launched wide-scale signature campaign to pressure new candidates for the EU parliament to end EU boycott of Hamas and to talk to it, describing the Movement as "project for national liberation".

The petition that was written in five Euroepan languages also urged the EU to respect rights of the Palestinian people for self determination and of resisting the occupation of their country.

So far, tens of European parliamentarians and high-profile personalities put their signatures to the petition.

According to human rights activist Rami Abdo, the campaign would go beyond Europe to reach the two American continents, South Africa, and a number of Arab countries, revealing that the first week of March will be considered as the week of solidarity with the Palestinian people in more than 46 countries around the world.

The Brussels-based European campaign for lifting the siege on Gaza underlined that the growing trend in favor of the Palestinian issue in Europe proves the Israeli failure in distorting facts and pressuring official Europe to close eyes to the Israeli crimes against the Palestinians, especially in the Gaza Strip.

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