(ConservativeInsider.org) – The Palestinian Islamic extremist organization Hamas has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, and promoted anti-Semitism and terror since its establishment in 1988. While Canada, the European Union, Israel, Japan, and the US all acknowledged the group as a terrorist organization years ago, the UK finally decided to officially condemn the military group as well.
On Friday, November 19, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that the UK would officially declare Hamas a terrorist organization in all its forms. Previously, the UK only banned association with the military wing of Hamas, but now, the country will ban all associations with the political group, too.
Jake Wallis Simons, the Deputy Editor for the Jewish Chronicle, was grateful the country finally caught up with the rest of the world on its terrorist designation:
Patel highlighted the reasoning for the change, writing that Hamas has “significant terrorist capability, including access to extensive and sophisticated weaponry as well as terrorist training facilities.”
With this statement, the UK greatly strengthened Israel and its allies, proving that it’ll stand by the Middle Eastern nation and against the terrorists on its border. Hopefully, this gives other nations unsure of making such a bold move the boost needed to call violence and anti-Semitism just what it is: terrorism.
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