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Hamas: Proscribed Organisations

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4426, tabled on 25 November 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what new evidence they used to inform their decision to list Hamas as a terrorist organisation.

Answered on

9 December 2021

The Government cannot comment on specific intelligence matters.

It has been longstanding policy to keep the list of proscribed organisations under review. Hamas’ listing has been extended to cover the totality of the organisation, following an assessment that the distinction between the military and political wings is artificial and that Hamas is currently concerned in terrorism. Full details can be found at the Explanatory Memorandum to the Order on the website.

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