State Department Adds Hamas Leader to Terrorist List

01 Feb 2018

Ismail Haniyeh, head of Hamas’ political bureau and a former PA prime minister, has been placed on the list of designated terrorists. The State Department has determined that Haniyeh, who resides in Qatar, has committed or is a risk to commit terror attacks that would harm US citizens, national security or the US economy.

Being added to this list means that any property Haniyeh may possess under US jurisdiction is blocked. US citizens are not permitted to engage in transactions with him and is cut off from access to the US financial system. Hamas, the body that governs Gaza, was placed on the designated terrorist list in 1997.

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