EU and the Perversion of Justice

It is only a technicality,” the EU court is quoted as saying after ordering the removal of Hamas from the list of terror organizations. While they have been removed from the terror list, their assets remain frozen. As far as the EU is concerned, they have acted responsibly and have rendered a just verdict. To quote an earlier ToI article: “… it (the EU) stressed that Wednesday’s decision to remove Hamas was based on technical grounds and does “not imply any substantive assessment of the question of the classification of Hamas as a terrorist group.”

Excuse me!? Murder, rape, indiscriminate firing of missiles into a sovereign country, acts of terror, indoctrinating children to kill and hate, suicide bombings, kidnapping, use of human shields in war, a doctrine that calls for the annihilation of the state of Israel–that permits them to be de-listed from the list of terror organizatons? We are supposed to be happy that their assets are frozen, yet they have their name removed from a list of terrorists?

Hamas is as bad as ISIS. Hamas is as bad as Boko Haram. Hamas is as bad as the Taliban. Hamas is yet another terror organization. They make it very easy for us to know this. They tell you clearly their path to their goals:


1. Calls for the Destruction of Israel
Introduction: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it” (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).” [Page 1]
2. Calls for Jihad
* Article 13: ” There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad.” [Page 7]
* Article 15: ” In face of the Jews’ usurpation of Palestine, it is compulsory that the banner of Jihad be raised.” [Page 8]
 * “The basic structure of the Islamic Resistance Movement consists of Moslems who have given their allegiance to Allah whom they truly worship, – “I have created the jinn and humans only for the purpose of worshipping” – who know their duty towards themselves, their families and country. In all that, they fear Allah and raise the banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors, so that they would rid the land and the people of their uncleanliness, vileness and evils. ” [Page 3]
You have it in black and white. The call for the annihilation of the Jewish State. The annihilation is done through jihad. Jihad is accomplished through terror, bloodshed and all means necessary to accomplish its goals.
The European Union today showed their utter contempt for Israel, the Jewish people and the blood of every single victim of terror via Hamas. The EU has made it very clear where they stand on these issues, and it could not be more blatant.To them, all I can say is the word of G-d, when he declares: “Those who bless you I will bless and those who curse you I will curse.”
EU…you have made a catastrophic mistake.
About the Author
After living in Chicago for 50 years, the last 10 of which Zev Shandalov served as a shul Rav and teacher in local Orthodox schools, his family made Aliya to Maale Adumim in July 2009. Shandalov currently works as a teacher, mostly interacting with individual students.