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European Court of Justice’s Decision on Hamas

العربية العربية, Français Français

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 27, 2017

The United States welcomes the July 26, decision by the European Court of Justice to retain the European Union’s proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization. Hamas, a U.S. Department of State-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), remains engaged in terrorist activity. Hamas’s election of Yehya Sinwar as their political leader in Gaza earlier this year illustrates that the organization remains a terrorist threat. Sinwar is a hardline military commander who was designated by the State Department as an SDGT under executive order 13224 in 2015.

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This translation is provided as a courtesy and only the original English source should be considered authoritative.
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