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Hamas asked the European Union to include Israel on a list of countries that support terrorism.

"We urge the EU to include the Zionist entity on the list of countries that support terrorism, as it represents a threat to international peace," Hamas said in a statement released Monday.

Hamas has accused Israel of being responsible for last month's assassination of a Hamas commander, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, in a Dubai hotel.

The United States and the European Union consider Hamas a terrorist organization.

European Union ministers met Monday in Brussels.