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Petition asks the EU to ban pro-Palestinian group which called for the destruction of Israel, the EU and the US during Brussels rally

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“All means necessary should be used to liquidate the nation-state of the Jewish people, from the river to the sea, since defeating Israel means defeating the United States and the European Union,” screamed Mohammad Khatib, EU coordinator for Samidoun, during the rally which took place in front of the European Parliament seat in Brussels.

 

A petition was circulated calling for the European Union to ban Samidoun, a pro-Palestinian terroriusm-linked group which recently called for the annihilation of Israel, the EU and the US during a rally organized in the streets of Brussels.

Samidoun has close ties to terrorist groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) which is on the EU list of terrorist groups.

“All means necessary should be used to liquidate the nation-state of the Jewish people, from the river to the sea, since defeating Israel means defeating the United States and the European Union,” screamed Mohammad Khatib, EU coordinator for Samidoun, during the rally which took place in front of the European Parliament seat in Brussels.

Khatib called on supporters to “stand firm until the end, by throwing a rock or shooting bullets – fight a war and fire your missiles, fire your missiles.”

‘’These inflammatory and inciting words threaten to usurp the democratic values of the EU and call for violent conquest of the western world. Moreover, they are a call to erase a country from the map of the world,’’ said Patricia Teitelbaum, chairwoman of  Belgian Friends of Israel, a Brussels-based NGO that initiated the petition calling on the EU  to ban Samidoun.

During the rally, banners portraying George Habash, the founder of the PFLP were raised alongside posters glorifying Hamas, carried by masked men and women dressed in the garb of the “Lions’ Den” terrorists.

‘’The message is clear : violence and terrorism are the answer. In Belgium, no one can lawfully march on the streets masked except on an official carnival day. For this reason alone, the police should have stopped the rally,’’ said Teitelbaum.

Samidoun is a main advocate for the release of Palestinian prisoners, many with ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization, designated as such by the U.S.EUCanada, and Israel.

Teitelbaum noted that the Netherlands made the principled decision to prohibit the two leaders of Samidoun, Khaled Barakat and Charlotte Kates, from entering the country, hence preventing them from attending the rally. ‘’The reason given is that both are very closely connected to the PFLP, named as a terrorist organization by the EU. Belgium, by stark contrast, is turning a blind eye to rising antisemitism and the promotion of terrorism,’’ she added

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