EU Court Says Hamas Should Be Removed from Terror List

Palestinian members of the marine unit of al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, ride in a pickup truck as they take part in a military parade marking the 27th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union’s terrorist list, an EU court ruled on Wednesday, saying the decision to include it was based on media reports not considered analysis.

Congress Calls for Increased Sanctions on Hamas Allies

Khaled Meshaal , head of Hamas Politburo in Damascus

A bipartisan delegation of foreign policy leaders in Congress are calling on the Obama administration to increase U.S. sanctions on Hamas and its allies, including the terror group’s top financier, Qatar, and its close ally, Turkey, according to a letter sent Tuesday by lawmakers to the U.S. Treasury Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.