EU to keep paying new Hamas-linked government

BRUSSELS - The EU has said it will keep on giving money to the Palestinian authorities despite their new deal with Hamas, an EU-designated terrorist group.

Pictured left - Hamas mural showing the recently-released Israeli hostage, Gilad Shali (Photo: Tom Spender)

Foreign relations spokesman Michael Mann said on Monday (6 February) that it's business as usual after the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Hamas in Qatar earlier the same day agreed to form a unity government.

"The EU looks forward to continuing its support, including through direct financial assistance, for a new Palestinian government that should uphold the principle of non-violence," he noted in a written statement....

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