The European Union stood firm on designating Hamas a terrorist organization. The European Union has been under pressure to recognize the radical Palestinian group, which has been making inroads in local elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as a legitimate political movement, but the security commissioner for the 25-nation bloc said Tuesday that there would be no change of policy. Hamas is “an enormous problem.
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