Israel outlaws European NGO as Hamas front
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has outlawed the Council for European Palestinian Relations, a Belgian non-profit organization which has been found to act as Hamas’s representative in Europe, Haaretz reports. Members, including four European parliamentarians, risk arrest if they land at Ben Gurion airport. The organization’s heads are the Hamas activists Arafat Shoukri and Ramzi Abdo. Shoukri is resident in London.