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The Council of the European Union (EU)

EU Adds Hamas's Political Leader Yahya Sinwar to Terror List

The Council of the European Union (EU) on Tuesday, January 16, added Yahya Sinwar, the political leader of Hamas, to their terrorist list, three months after the Hamas rampage in Israel on October 7.

The Council also added Ahmed Khaled Muller, a member of Al-Shabab in Somalia, to its autonomous sanctions list against ISIS and Al-Qaida.

The individuals added to the terrorist list are now subject to the freezing of their funds and other financial assets in EU member states, while EU operators are prohibited from making funds and economic resources available to them.

The Council stated, “The EU remains committed to taking decisive action against those who continue to threaten international peace and security by planning, financing, and committing terrorist attacks and by spreading their deadly propaganda around the world.”

The Council of the EU had already added Mohammed Deif, Commander General of the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigade, and Marwan Issa, the deputy Commander of the military wing of Hamas, on December 8. Their funds and financial assets were also frozen.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the U.S. government returned the Yemen-based Houthi rebels to a list of terrorist groups. Officials said the “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” (SDGT) designation, which hits the Iran-aligned group with harsh sanctions, was aimed at cutting off funding and weapons the Houthis have used to attack or hijack ships in vital Red Sea shipping lanes. (JPost / VFI News)

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