Israeli envoy to Germany urges Berlin to cancel conference hosting Hamas
According to intelligence services in Berlin, there are 70 active members of Hamas in the capital
Israel's ambassador to Germany on Thursday called on officials in the capital of Berlin to cancel a conference hosting a pro-Hamas group this weekend, according to The Jerusalem Post.
"It will not be a meeting to build bridges of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, but a meeting to preserve intransigence and hostility," Jeremy Issacharoff told the German daily Bild on Friday.
"I urge the authorities to prevent this event from happening," the Israeli envoy added.
The event, scheduled this Saturday, is organized by the Palestinian Return Center (PRC) and the Palestinian Community of Germany (PGD). Germany's intelligence services claim that the later is supported mainly by Hamas members.
A spokesman for the Berlin Police Department told Bild that "we have no indication yet that this is a non-peaceful event." The mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, has long been accused of being soft on terrorism and anti-Semitism in the capital.
According to intelligence services in Berlin, there are 70 active members of Hamas in the capital. Both the he US and the EU designated Hamas a terrorist organization.