Members of Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas take part in a parade marking the sixth anniversary of the death of former Hamas interior minister Saeed Seyam, in Gaza City January 18, 2015. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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The EU will appeal a December court decision ordering the removal of Hamas from the bloc's terrorism blacklist, foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.Hamas's military wing was added to the European Union's first-ever terrorism blacklist drawn up in December 2001 in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States.The EU blacklisted the political wing of Hamas in 2003 . The EU court based in Luxembourg said last month that the freeze on Hamas's funds will also temporarily remain in place for three months pending any appeal by the EU. Apart from Hamas, the EU has also blacklisted Hezbollah, which has ties to Hamas.
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