U.S., United Kingdom impose new sanctions against Hamas leaders and financiers

U.S., United Kingdom impose new sanctions against Hamas leaders and financiers
# 14 November 2023 18:17 (UTC +04:00)

United States and United Kingdom have imposed new sanctions against Hamas, the Press Service of U.S. Department of the Treasury said, APA reports.

“Today, U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed its third round of sanctions targeting Hamas-affiliated individuals and entities since the October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel. This action designates key Hamas officials and the mechanisms by which Iran provides support to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ),” – was noted.

It was said that, today’s designations are coordinated with action by the U.K. and “are aimed at protecting the international financial system from abuse by Hamas and their enablers.”

At the same time, the U.S. Department of State is concurrently designating a leader of PIJ’s military wing.

Mahmoud Khaled Zahhar (Zahhar), a senior member and co-founder of Hamas who has worked closely with Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), Nasser Abu Sharif who serves as the PIJ representative to Iran, the group’s primary financier, Akram al-Ajouri (Ajouri), the Damascus-based Deputy Secretary General of PIJ and leader of the Al-Quds Brigades are among the sanctioned persons.

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