Is Hamas gaining traction in Europe?

The 13th Palestinians in Europe Conference on Saturday once again catapulted Hamas’s activities into the spotlight.

The organizers of the event – the London-based Palestinian Return Center and the Palestinian Community in Germany –have ties to Hamas, according to Berlin’s domestic intelligence agency. An estimated 3,000 people pre-registered for the event. Some 200 protesters from the “Berlin against Hamas” campaign demonstrated against the conference, Radio Berlin-Brandenburg reported on Saturday.