Board included European Union Tuesday, the head of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) in Gaza Yahya Al-Sanwar On the EU's terrorist list and imposing sanctions on it, the Israeli Foreign Ministry welcomed the decision, while a Hamas leader described it as bias towards the occupation and a ridiculous decision.
The Council of the European Union said – in a statement on its website – “The Council decided today to add one individual to the Union's terrorist list, namely Yahya Sinwar, the political leader of the Hamas movement,” becoming the third leader of the movement included on the same list.
This came after the European Union announced last December that two of the movement’s leaders were included on the list: Muhammad Al-DeifChief of Staff Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades The military wing of Hamas andMarwan IssaDeputy guest.
The Union explained that the decision is part of its response to what it called “the threat posed by Hamas and its attacks, which it describes as terrorist and indiscriminate, in Israel on October 7, after it launched an operation.”Al-Aqsa flood“In response to the Israeli occupation’s attacks against the Palestinian people and their sanctities.
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Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz welcomed the European Union's decision and described it as “just and moral,” saying – via the According to his blog post.
For his part, Taher Al-Nono, media advisor to the head of the Hamas political bureau, was accused Ismail Haniyeh The European Union was biased, calling for an end to the “policy of double standards,” telling Reuters: “These sanctions are ridiculous and ridiculous, and everyone knows that Sinwar does not have financial accounts, neither in Palestine nor abroad.”
Al-Nono added, “Such a decision will have no value against Hamas, but the idea of imposing sanctions on the leaders of the resistance and Hamas that resist the occupation as a right guaranteed by international law is bias toward the occupation.”
Israel considers Sinwar the mastermind of the October 7 attacks carried out by the Al-Qassam Brigades, in light of the ongoing occupation battles in the Gaza Strip and its confrontations with the resistance factions there, and its continued aggression by bombing the areas of the Strip for the 102nd day, leaving more than 24,100 martyrs and 60,834 wounded, in addition to its destruction of buildings. Residential, vital facilities and hospitals.