Hamas UK

The UK government is on the wrong side of history… again (Ahmed Abu Artema, Al Jazeera)

On November 19, British Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she is seeking a terror designation for the Palestinian movement Hamas. Its military wing has already been banned in the United Kingdom, but now the government wants to extend the measure to the political party as well.

If the designation is approved by the British Parliament, this would effectively criminalise support for the movement, including actions such as wearing clothing with its slogans or flying its flag. Patel claimed that the proscription order is vital for protecting the UK’s Jewish community and combatting anti-Semitism.

The UK government is on the wrong side of history… again | Hamas | Al Jazeera

Hamas West Bank

Hamas grows bolder in West Bank (Mai Abu Hasaneen, Al-Monitor)

Hamas operatives seem to have renewed their activity in the West Bank in response to Israeli raids in the wake of the recapturing of six Palestinians who escaped an Israeli prison in September.

The recent raids of West Bank villages reveal Israel’s concerns over Hamas’ renewed activities. On Sept. 26, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in the village of Biddu, north of Jerusalem. According to the Israeli military, the three men were part of Biddu cell planning to carry out attacks against Israeli targets.

Hamas grows bolder in West Bank – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East