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Hamas official denounces EU silence about European institutions' support for Israeli settlements

Palestinians gather in the Beit Dajan village in the city of Nablus, to stage a demonstration against the construction of Jewish settlements in the region, in West Bank on December 02, 2022. [Nedal Eshtayah - Anadolu Agency]
Palestinians gather in the Beit Dajan village in the city of Nablus, to stage a demonstration against the construction of Jewish settlements in the region, in West Bank on December 02, 2022. [Nedal Eshtayah - Anadolu Agency]

A senior member of the Hamas movement in Gaza denounced the silence of the international community, especially the European Union, about the complicity of more than 700 European financial institutions in supporting illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands.

"These financial institutions violate international law, contribute directly to the violation of Palestinian political and civil human rights, work to sustain the racist Zionist project, and undermine any opportunity for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state," Dr Basem Naim said in remarks to Palestinian media outlets on Thursday.

He called on the international community, especially EU member states, to "take practical measures to prevent the continuous Zionist aggression against our people," most notably settler expansion and land control. He also called on EU members to impose sanctions on any entity that supports such "violations of international law."

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