On 19 November, the Guardian reported that supporters of Hamas could face up to 14 years in jail under plans to be announced, with the organisation proscribed under the Terrorism Act.  It means anyone who expresses support for Hamas, flies their flag or arranges meetings for the organisation will be in breach of the law.  Until now, the UK has banned only its military wing – the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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