ADL calls not to deal with Hamas representatives

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on the international community Thursday to refuse to deal with representatives of the terrorist organization Hamas who were elected in the Palestinian legislative elections and to reconsider its contacts with the Palestinian Authority should Hamas be welcomed into the cabinet. Hamas is designated a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union. An ADL statement said: "Hamas remains committed to its fundamental goal to eradicate, through violent means, the State of Israel. It does not recognize Israel s right to exist, continues to advocate and engage in terrorism, and propagates virulent anti-Semitism."