EU court orders removal of Hamas from terror blacklist ~ The Telegraph, 17 Dec 2014.
Decision to place Palestinian Islamist group on terror list ‘not based on sound legal judgements’, court finds, though its assets will temporarily remain frozen.
The Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday.
The original listing in 2001 was based not on sound legal judgements but on conclusions derived from the media and the Internet, the General Court of the European Union said in a statement.
But it 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…
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