The British government has decided to proscribe Palestinian resistance movement Hamas as a terrorist organisation under it’s Terrorism Act.
The UK’S minister of interior (Home Secretary) Priti Patel has announced she intends to list Hamas’ political wing and ban any support for the movement under the UK’s Terrorism Act.
Accordingly anyone expressing support for the the organisation, flying its flag or arranging meetings on Hamas’ behalf would be in violation of the law and could face up to 14 years in prison.
With this decision, the UK’s stance on the group falls more in line with the United States’ and the European Union, both of whom have for years proscribed the resistance movement.
Hamas is a radical Islamic group that targets innocent Israelis & seeks Israel's destruction.
I welcome the UK’s intention to declare Hamas a terrorist organization in its entirety — because that’s exactly what it is.
Thank you to my friend @BorisJohnson for your leadership.
— Naftali Bennett בנט (@naftalibennett) November 19, 2021