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Friday, June 27, 2003

France: Declaring HAMAS a terrorist organization would sabotage the "peace process"

A European diplomat said Thursday that most members of the European Union now agree that Hamas's political wing should be declared a terrorist organization. France, however, is still opposed, the diplomat said, arguing that such a move would sabotage efforts to restart the Mideast peace process, as Hamas's political wing is a "popular movement" that reflects the goals and aspirations of many Palestinians. from HaaretzDaily.com