Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

Hamas - the enemy within as predicted

19th June 2007

Strasbourg, 19th June -- In a debate today on Palestine in the European Parliament, Dr Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative Foreign Affairs Spokesman, stated that Hamas has been exposed, following its violent military coup, as the terrorist organisation which the EU deems it to be, and that Iran will now have a threatening foothold north and south of Israel and that full funding must be restored to the secular President Abbas.

"We must extend our sympathy to Israel now. Rockets and suicide bombers will surely be coming their way from the Sharia-based Islamist regime in Gaza. Iran is rejoicing that its proxies Hezbollah to the north and Hamas to the south now encircle Israel."

Dr Tannock called on the European Union to restore full funding to the Fatah led Palestinian Authority under secular President Abbas and moderate Prime Minister Fayed in order to isolate the extremist Hamas regime in Gaza.