EU court annuls keeping of Hamas on terrorist list

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Posted: Dec 17, 2014 4:09 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's second highest court annulled on Wednesday the bloc's decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist organisations, but temporarily maintained the measures for a period of three months or until an appeal was closed.

The General Court of the European Union said the contested measures were not based on an examination of Hamas's acts but on imputations derived from the media and the Internet.

The court said it was nevertheless maintaining the effects of the measures in order to ensure that any possible future freezing of funds would be effective.

(Reporting By Philip Blenkinsop; editing by Robert-Jan Bartunek)