Egypt initially declared the group a terrorist organization in February. That ruling further isolated Hamas, which once found open support under Egypt’s toppled Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
The move underlines Egypt’s increasing hostility to Hamas, which the court blamed for violence in Sinai Peninsula.
The lawyer accused the movement of using tunnels under the border between Egypt and Gaza to smuggle arms.
The EU court ruled that the listing was not based on “acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities.”
Hamas has been on the EU terrorist list since 2001.
Residents say the forces dynamite several apartment buildings a day, and bulldozers flatten another 20 homes.
Netanyahu said Hamas committed “the real war crimes” in Gaza by using Palestinian civilians as human shields.
Israel had been searching for Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, militants in their 30s from the Hebron area, for months.
The difference, supposedly, between IS and Hamas is that the former chop heads off and the others shoot people in the head: Netanyahu
Nizar Ayyash of the Gaza Fishermen’s Union says the incident occurred today off the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya.
The new cabinet, which is based in Ramallah, took office on June 2, with Gaza’s Hamas govt officially stepping down same day.
The poll indicates that 61 pc of Palestinians would choose the Islamic militant group’s leader, Ismail Haniyeh, for president.
Some 400 hectares in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon.
“A full military reoccupation of Gaza was seriously considered,” Israel’s minister of intelligence Yuval Steinitz told BBC’s HARDtalk.
The Hamas-run website said the 11 were killed and warned that the same punishment will be imposed soon on others.
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