A new and insidious form of the courtroom jihad. Why is a group that is considered a terrorist organization in Britain able to operate so freely in that country?
“Hamas helping British lawyers target Israel,” by Con Coughlin in the Telegraph, December 21 (thanks to Inexion):
Activists from Hamas, the Palestinian group, have been helping British lawyers bring war crimes prosecutions against Israeli officials in London.
The group, considered a terrorist organisation in Britain, is believed to have provided information which helped sympathisers secure an arrest warrant against Tzipi Livni, Israel’s former Foreign Minister at Westminster Magistrates Court earlier this month.
Mrs Livni, who was a cabinet minister during last year’s Israeli military offensive in Gaza, was forced to cancel a trip to London last week.
A major diplomatic incident was averted only after Mrs Livni, who is now Israel’s opposition leader, was alerted to the warrant and pulled out of a speaking engagement at the last minute.
It has now emerged that a committee set up by the Hamas government was providing information to help pro-Palestinian lawyers investigating alleged war crimes.
Diya al-Madhun, the judge who heads the committee, said: “We provide documents, reports and evidence of crimes to all international bodies aiding the Palestinian people in bringing Israeli civilian and military leaders to trial and issuing warrants for their arrest.
“We have provided a group of independent lawyers in Britain with documents, information and evidence concerning war crimes committed by Israeli political and military leaders, including Livni.”
He added however that the foreign lawyers acted independently and were not hired by the Islamist Palestinian group.
Hamas is considered a terrorist organisation by Britain, Israel, the US and the EU, but it is seen by its supporters as a legitimate resistance movement….