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UK declares entire Hamas organization as terror group

 

December 10, 2021



(JNS) — United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she is seeking to declare the entire Hamas organization as a terrorist group.

While the military wing of Hamas, known as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is currently declared a terror group by the United Kingdom, its political wing is not.

Patel said that parliament will add the designation next week, which Jewish groups have long called for.

Under U.K. law, it is a criminal offense to belong to or invite support for a proscribed organization or wear clothing which could be to support the group, which carries a maximu...



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