Patel: "Today I have acted to proscribe #Hamas in its entirety."

Hamas will be banned in the UK under the Terrorism Act.

Anyone expressing support for Hamas, flying its flag or arranging meetings for the organisation would be in breach of the law, & could face years in prison.
Reminder: in 2018, Priti Patel was forced to step down as international development secretary after being summoned back from a trip to Africa after it emerged she failed to be candid about FOURTEEN unofficial meetings with Israeli ministers, businesspeople & a senior #lobbyist.
Canada, the EU, Israel, Japan, the UK & USA have designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.

Australia, NZ & Paraguay have designated only its military wing.

It is not considered a terrorist organization by Brazil, China, Egypt, Iran, Norway, Qatar, Russia, Syria & Turkey.
In 2018, the UN General Assembly rejected a US resolution condemning Hamas as a terrorist organization. Hamas leaders Haniyeh & Mashaal are based in Qatar. The UK Trade & Investment helps UK-based businesses expand in Qatar & aids Qatari businesses locate & expand in the UK.

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