The second Oslo agreement leaves no room for doubt: Hamas is not entitled to participate in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections. “The nomination of any candidates, parties or coalitions shall be refused, and such nomination or registration once made will be canceled,” states Article II of Annex II, if they 1. “commit or advocate racism” or 2. “pursue the implementation of their aims by unlawful or non-democratic means.”
In the Hamas covenant there is hardly a page free of racism.
International law experts at the Justice Ministry have enumerated acts of terror and written incitement by Hamas, which calls for the destruction of Israel. The EU’s court has disqualified way more moderate political parties from membership in the European Parliament. In recent years Spain and Turkey have disqualified parties tainted by verbal terror, and the European Court of Justice rejected the claims of these parties that their disqualification was contrary to the Treaty on European Union.