The Bahrain News Agency is reporting that the Tunisian President has met with the Secretary-General of the Palestinians in Europe Conference and is expected to “patronize” the upcoming annual conference of the organization, associated with Hamas, in Copenhagen. According to the report:
19/03/2012 Tunisia, March 19 (BNA) – Tunisian President Dr. Mohamed Moncef Marzouki met last night with the Secretary General of the Palestinians in Europe Conference Adel Abdullah. During the meeting, they discussed the recent Israeli aggression against Gaza and the issue of Palestinian refugees as well as the situation on the European arena and ways to coordinate the positions in order to mobilise more Arab political support for the Palestinian cause.The Tunisian President will patronise the 10th Palestinians in Europe Conference to be held in the Danish capital Copenhagen on March 28 under the slogan “Our Spring Blossoms our Return.”
In February, a post reported on plans for the 10th Palestinians in Europe Conference, this year to be held in Denmark.
A post from May 2011 reported reported on the 9th Palestinians in Europe Conference which was held in Wuppertal, Germany and, as always, featured leaders from Hamas and the Global Muslim Brotherhood. Important figures who spoke at the conference tied to Global Muslim Brotherhood included Amin About Rashed, identified in an earlier post as an organizer of the Gaza Flotilla and a Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood leader in the Netherlands, and Shakib Mahklouf, the leader of the Federation of Islamic Organizations In Europe (FIOE), representing the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe. The PRC has also co-sponsored past Palestinians in Europe conferences which have featured individuals tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood and/or Hamas. For example, the 2010 conference was scheduled to feature Hamas legislator Aziz Al Duwaik and the 2009 conference was addressed via video link by Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. The 2008 Conference featured , former US. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Akram Al-Adlouni, and Raed Salah, a leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel and close to Hamas. Nihad Awad of the U.S. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) was also invited to speak.
The PRC, a co-sponsor of the conference, has strong ties to the global Muslim Brotherhood. Two PRC directors are also directors of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), generally regarded as part of the UK. Muslim Brotherhood. The PRC is also listed as an affiliate of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) which frequently acts in concert with U.K. Muslim Brotherhood groups and PRC activities are frequently promoted by the MAB, MCB, and other U.K. Brotherhood organizations. PRC director Ghassan Four is also a Trustee of INTERPAL, a key member of the Union of Good and part of the Muslim Brotherhood Hamas fund-raising network . PRC director Zaher Birawi is a Trustee of Education Aid for Palestine (EAP), also a part of the Union of Good. Mr. Birawi is also head of programming for Al-Hiwar TV which frequently features MB/Hamas individuals and organizations and was founded by Azzam Al-Tamimi, a U.K Muslim Brotherhood leader and close to Hamas. An Israeli web site, known to be close to Israeli military intelligence, has reported that Mr. Birawi, along with another PRC Trustee are “past Hamas operatives who found refuge in Britain in the early nineties.” The executive director of the PRC is Arafat Madi (aka Arafat Madi Shoukri) who is also the chairman of the European Campaign to End the Siege of Gaza (ECESG), one of the main sponsors of the Gaza flotilla movement.