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EU Condemns Assassination of Hamas Leader

Meeting in Brussels on Monday, EU foreign ministers reacted to Israel’s assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin with sharp criticism, saying such actions only contribute to the cycle of violence. EU foreign ministers arrived in Brussels for what was meant to be a meeting devoted to security issues after the terrorist attacks in Madrid. However, events in the Middle East overshadowed the event: the Israeli military assassinated the spiritual leader of Hamas, the 67-year-old wheelchair bound cleric Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, in a helicopter attack in Gaza early Monday morning. All of the ministers condemned the attack, saying it was against international law and such actions would do little to bring peace to the troubled region. An official statement released by the EU appealed to both sides to exercise restraint. Full Story

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