Hamas to launch hashtag campaign

Palestinian movement Hamas plans to launch an online campaign to defend itself against charges of "terrorism."

Hamas to launch hashtag campaign

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Hamas media coordinator Taher al-Nounou said the group would launch a weeklong interactive campaign starting Friday on social media under the hashtag #AskHamas.

"The campaign is aimed at rejecting the labeling of the Palestinian resistance as 'terrorists'," al-Nounou told.

Al-Nounou said the campaign would primarily target western audiences, especially in the EU, in hopes of encouraging the EU to remove Hamas from its list of "terrorist organizations."

Through the #AskHamas campaign, group members – including senior leaders – will answer questions by western social media users in order to "clarify Hamas' true positions."

Earlier this year, Hamas – which has governed the Gaza Strip since 2007 – criticized an EU decision to appeal an earlier court ruling calling for the removal of the group from EU's terrorism list.

The EU had said it would challenge the ruling, which was issued in December of last year.

When it issued the ruling, the court said Hamas' inclusion on the list was "not based on acts examined and confirmed in decisions of competent authorities, but on factual imputations derived from the press and the Internet."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Mart 2015, 16:21