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EU asks Hamas to renounce violence, recognize Israel
Xinhuanet ^ | 1-30-06

Posted on 01/30/2006 12:17:27 PM PST by Indy Pendance

BRUSSELS, Jan. 30 (Xinhuanet) -- European Union (EU) foreign ministers on Monday asked Hamas to renounce violence and recognize the right of Israel to exist.

"We have urged Hamas and all other factions to renounce violence, to recognize Israel's right to exist, and to disarm," Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, whose country holds the EU presidency, told reporters.

The foreign ministers, in a meeting, asked the newly elected Palestinian Legislative Council to "support the formation of a government that is committed to a peaceful and negotiated solution of the conflict with Israel, based on existing agreements and onthe road map, as well as on the rule of law, reform and sound fiscal management."

On this base, said Plassnik, the EU is ready to support Palestine's economic development.

Plassnik said the foreign ministers emphasized the "central role" of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and expressed their full support for Abbas' determination to pursue a peaceful solution to the conflict with Israel.

The landslide victory of Hamas in Palestinian parliamentary elections last week caught the EU by surprise. With Hamas still on its list of terrorist organizations, the EU has little room for manoeuvre. In theory, the EU is prohibited from any official contacts with the group.

Obviously in a bid to quell fears that the EU would cut its financial aid to Palestine, EU Commissioner for external relations, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, said the majority of the EU's aid does notpass through the hands of the Palestinian Authority.

Of the 280 millions euros (340 million U.S. dollars) provided by the European Commission last year, three quarters have been spent through partners, contractors, non-governmental organizations, she said. Only one quarter was allocated to fund the PA, of which, only half has been paid, she said. No plan for further payment to the PA is in place, she said.

She called for concerted efforts to make the Palestinian Authority function. "Israel would have to do its bit. Arabs would also have to come in. And We would certainly also take our responsibility," she said.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 01/30/2006 12:17:30 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

Even if they did, would you trust them at their word?


2 posted on 01/30/2006 12:19:25 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Indy Pendance

Oh,please...oh,please.....we'll be your best friend!


3 posted on 01/30/2006 12:20:29 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Indy Pendance
"We have urged Hamas and all other factions to renounce violence, to recognize Israel's right to exist, and to disarm,"

To which Hamas and all other factions replied "or what? The UN will scold Israel? BWAAHAAAA". Then the microphone went dead.

4 posted on 01/30/2006 12:21:10 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever
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To: Indy Pendance
.....asked Hamas to renounce violence

May as well ask bears to stop crapping in the woods.

5 posted on 01/30/2006 12:21:30 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Indy Pendance

Hamas will give their reply, as soon as they can stop laughing.


6 posted on 01/30/2006 12:22:12 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Indy Pendance

Should be fun to watch. Not that I would believe Hamas if they did.


7 posted on 01/30/2006 12:23:21 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: Indy Pendance

Hahahahahahaahahahahaha! Rhetorical question.


8 posted on 01/30/2006 12:28:24 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Indy Pendance

Yep... I see how this is going to play out.

The Euros will be SO HAPPY if Hamas finally 'says' they don't want to destory Israel, it won't matter how many actions they take that demonstate otherwise.


9 posted on 01/30/2006 12:29:55 PM PST by FreedomNeocon (I'm in no Al-Samood for this Shi'ite.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I'm confused. Shouldn't EU support Hamas?


10 posted on 01/30/2006 12:30:08 PM PST by sagar
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To: Indy Pendance

Hamas sent their reply by storming the EU building in gaza today over the Mohammed cartoons.


11 posted on 01/30/2006 12:30:32 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: Indy Pendance
Hamas will give in...at least for public record.

Hamas will want to keep those American dollars flowing into its coffers.

It will do what all Islamic groups do. Speak peace out of one side of its mouth and order acts of terrorism out of the other.
12 posted on 01/30/2006 12:31:20 PM PST by russesjunjee (Islam and the mainstream media worship the same master...)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Not suprising.


13 posted on 01/30/2006 12:31:40 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Gay State Conservative

Appeasement in our lifetime.


14 posted on 01/30/2006 12:35:40 PM PST by weegee
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To: weegee

Tell Hamas to ban Homophobia while you're at it.


15 posted on 01/30/2006 12:40:41 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy

I join others in expecting Hamas to publically recognize Israel, and it will mean as much as when Bin Laden offers a truce. They will continue to plot and attack with a smile on their face and UN money in the pocket.


16 posted on 01/30/2006 12:47:30 PM PST by catbertz
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To: Indy Pendance

Leopard told to remove spots.
Trees told to grow without roots.
Waves told to stay on the shore.
Sky told to turn green.
Grass told to change to pink polka dots.


17 posted on 01/30/2006 12:49:08 PM PST by lnbchip
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To: Indy Pendance

The only thing that HamASS understands is violence.


18 posted on 01/30/2006 12:49:09 PM PST by Buffettfan
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To: Indy Pendance

Shouldn't there be a Fig Leaf Alert on this one? The EU is just looking for a fig leaf to continue shelling out money to the new guys in control.


19 posted on 01/30/2006 12:54:59 PM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: siunevada

Nice muslies...nice....sit.


20 posted on 01/30/2006 1:00:30 PM PST by samadams2000 (Remember our Founding Fathers were REAL men- Unlike today's Rinos)
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To: Bigh4u2

Meanwhile the check is in the mail.


21 posted on 01/30/2006 1:13:31 PM PST by Realism (Some believe that the facts-of-life are open to debate.....)
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22 posted on 01/30/2006 1:19:36 PM PST by SJackson (elected members of Hamas: businesspeople, professionals, not terrorists. Scott McClellan)
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To: Indy Pendance

Nice to see the EUrinals haven't lost their sense of humor.


23 posted on 01/30/2006 1:36:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga, Ooga Chakka, Hooga Hooga" --D. Hasselhoff)
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To: Indy Pendance

...too late, EU (pseudonym for Britain, France and Germany)! Hamas has let us know what it's about for a long time, and any false, momentary renouncement comes too late!

Get the "rabia" out of EUrabia, or suffer the consequences during the coming generation!


24 posted on 01/30/2006 6:11:39 PM PST by familyop ("The Romans and their Empire were but a bauble in comparison to the Jews." --President John Adams)
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To: russesjunjee

"EU asks Hamas to renounce violence, recognize Israel"

"Ok, we renounce violence," says the head Tardo of the HAMAs group to the EU, in French.

"EU, we want your money, but still, go f**k yourself," he adds in Arabic, to his scumbag buddies.


25 posted on 01/31/2006 2:29:21 PM PST by Levante
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To: Indy Pendance
"Alright, guys. You need to respect Israel's boundries, mmmkay? We spend too much time fighting one another, and not enough time loving one another."


26 posted on 02/01/2006 1:45:52 AM PST by RPTMS (http://www.wiccabilly.com/images/vandriessen.gif)
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