|Headquarters||Gaza, Palestinian territories Doha, Qatar (residence of Hamas chairman)|
|Interest of||Magnus Ranstorp|
“To a certain degree, the Islamist organization whose militant wing has rained rockets on Israel [Hamas] the past few weeks has the Jewish state to thank for its existence.”
Ishaan Tharoor (30 July 2014) 
Hamas is an organisation which calls for the establishment of a Islamic Palestinian state under Sharia law and has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel. It has long been involved in significant terrorist violence.
The organisation’s military wing is already banned in the UK but following a new assessment the Home Secretary has concluded it should be proscribed in its entirety. This action will support efforts to protect the British public and the international community in the global fight against terrorism. Hamas is already listed in its entirety by the United States and European Union.
Proscription makes it a criminal offence to be a member of, or invite support for the group, with those found guilty facing up to 14 years in prison.
The proscription order laid before Parliament on 19 November will now be debated and, subject to approval, will come into force on 26 November 2021.
It will be debated in Parliament before becoming statute on 26 November.
|George Carlin||“Smug, greedy, well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal their sins. It's as simple as that. The CIA doesn't kill anybody anymore, they neutralize people, or they depopulate the area. The government doesn't lie, it engages in disinformation. The Pentagon actually measures nuclear radiation in something they call sunshine units. Israeli murderers are called commandos, Arab commandos are called terrorists. Contra killers are called freedom fighters. Well, if crime fighters fight crime, and firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?”||George Carlin|