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After Washington, Australia intends to classify Hamas "Terrorist Organisation"


Sydney (AFP) – February 17, 2022. 06:54

Hamas, with its political and military wings, is a terrorist organization

  • The American network ABC reported that Washington has listed Hamas in its political and military wings as a terrorist organization
  • Australia announced Thursday its intention to designate Hamas, its military and political wings, as a terrorist organization.
  • The designation will place restrictions on Hamas funding and any kind of support for it

The American network ABC reported that Washington included agitation Its political and military wings are a terrorist organization.

On Thursday, Australia announced its intention to classify Hamas, with its military and political wings, as a “terrorist organization”, to become the latest Western country to take this step.

Canberra had previously included the Al-Qassam Brigades affiliated with Hamas on its list of terrorism, but the new designation includes the entire organization.

Hamas currently controls Gaza strip It has vowed to “liberate” Jerusalem by force and has repeatedly carried out attacks against Israeli targets.

“The views of Hamas and other violent extremist groups that have been included in the list today are deeply disturbing, and there is no place in Australia for their hateful ideologies,” Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said while announcing the designation of the eight organizations.

The designation will place restrictions on Hamas funding and any kind of support for it, and some activities related to the movement may carry a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

“It is imperative that our laws target not only terrorist activities and terrorists, but also the organizations that plan, finance and carry out these acts,” Andrews added.

A similar decision by the European Union was the subject of a long judicial dispute in the courts, which eventually led to the return of Hamas to the terrorist list.

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