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  3/12/2014, Adar Bet 10, 5774

EU Consuls General in Region Criticize Hamas

An internal report evaluating the situation in Gaza, written by the European Union Consuls General in both Jerusalem and Ramallah, respectively, has expressed a sharp criticism of Hamas, according to a report in Ha'artez.

The report states that "If Hamas would completely renounce its use of violence to achieve its objectives, it would have a revolutionary impact on the entire situation in Gaza, which would enable them to promote the very necessary process of a reconciliation with Fatah (PLO)." 

On the other hand, the report stressed that Israel "carries the primary responsibility for the economic and humanitarian situation in Gaza."