Plenary Statement on the EU Strategy towards Israel-Palestine : “It is high time for the EU to gain moral clarity and to proclaim that Hamas is utterly amoral, it is wrong, and it is a global threat.”
In the last week, thousands of rockets have been fired by Hamas from Gaza towards Israeli cities and towns with the aim of causing chaos, destruction, and death.
This new round of violence is the result of Palestinian incitement, not Israeli aggression, and it is the sole responsibility of Hamas, with some help from Iran.
Fundamentally, this is about Hamas’ dedication to murder Jewish people and to raze Israel, a liberal democracy-however imperfect-committed to the rule of law.
Hamas is a terrorist organization, officially recognised as such by the European Union, the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan.
Its charter openly calls for genocide and Hamas will stop at nothing to achieve this, including murdering civilians – whatever side they may be on.
And so, while Israel goes to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties on either side, Hamas will fire on Israeli civilians and then use Palestinian children as human shields.
It will use mosques and schools to stockpile weapons, it will use hospitals as strongholds and it will kill mindlessly.
It is high time for the EU to gain moral clarity and to proclaim that Hamas is utterly amoral, it is wrong, and it is a global threat.