EU to discuss cutting aid to Hamas-led government

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 30, 2006 03:00

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

European Union foreign ministers could threaten to freeze much needed financial aid to a Hamas-led Palestinian government at talks Monday if the Islamic militant group fails to give up violence and its pursuit of Israel's destruction. Monday's talks provide the first opportunity for EU ministers to get a chance to react as a group to last week's surprise victory in Palestinian legislative elections by Hamas, which has killed hundreds of Israelis in suicide bombings. Like other international donors, the 25-nation EU is questioning whether it can continue its multimillion euro aid to a government that looks likely to be led by Hamas, which remains on an EU blacklist of terrorist groups. EU diplomats said the foreign ministers were expected to call on Hamas to drop its militant wing and to recognize the state of Israel. The ministers are also expected to issue a declaration "stressing that violence and terror are not compatible with democratic processes."

Related Content

U.S. President Donald Trump receives a football from Russian President Vladimir Putin
July 20, 2018
Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit

By REUTERS