German Federal Minister of the Interior and Homeland Nancy Faeser announced on Thursday the complete ban on activities of the Hamas and Samidoun terror organizations.
Samidoun was recognized as a terror organization by Israel several years ago. The organization, which claims its objective is to fight for "the Prisoners of Palestine," is affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
"As Federal Minister of the Interior, I am today banning the activities of HAMAS and Samidoun in Germany and dissolving Samidoun in Germany," the Minister wrote on X.
Several months ago, Israel’s Ambassador to Germany, Ron Prosor, called on the European Union to blacklist the Samidoun organization as a terrorist organization after signs of the Samidoun organization calling for donations for Palestinian Arab terrorists who murdered Jews were hung in the heart of Berlin.
"The hateful antisemitism spread by groups like Samidoun is contrary to everything that German society has worked so hard to achieve. The fight against antisemitism is not the exclusive domain of Israel. It is the fight of every democratic and enlightened society. We must act today - before it is too late. I call on the German authorities and the European Union to ban the activities of these organizations and include them in the list of terrorist organizations," said Prosor.
"I thank my friend, the mayor of Neukölln, Martin Hikel, whose firm stance against antisemitism and hatred of Israel deserves to be applauded. We must all stand united against hatred and violence. Together here from Neukölln, we send a message to Samidoun and all those who spread hatred, incitement, and antisemitism - you will not succeed," he concluded.