Commenting today, an FCO spokesperson said:
Today’s EU General Court judgment is procedural and does not mean the EU and UK have changed their position on Hamas. The effects of the EU Hamas listing, including asset freezes, remain in place.
We are studying the detail of the judgment carefully, and will work with partners to ensure that the Hamas listing at the EU is maintained.
Hamas’ military wing has been proscribed in the UK since 2001 under separate UK legislation. This is not affected by today’s EU General Court judgment.
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Published 17 December 2014