Arab League is not concerned recent Hamas 'terror' label

The Arab League does not take positions after an Egyptian local court designated Hamas a "terrorist organization"

Arab League is not concerned recent Hamas 'terror' label

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Arab League is not concerned with a recent Egyptian court ruling designating Palestinian resistance faction Hamas a "terrorist organization," an official at the pan-Arab body said Wednesday.

Assistant Arab League Secretary-General Mohamed Sobeih told reporters "The Arab League doesn't take positions based on rulings by local courts in any country. I think it's inappropriate to deal with a strategic issue through a local court ruling; such issues should be addressed by joint Arab action."

"Palestinian resistance is not terrorism under international law," Sobeih added while stressing the league's respect for Egypt's "sovereignty."

On Saturday, an Egyptian court designated Hamas a "terrorist" organization. The move was based on claims that the group had carried out attacks in Egypt via cross-border tunnels linking the Sinai Peninsula to the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Mart 2015, 15:42