US designates Hamas Television founder a global terrorist
It's certainly taken long enough, but the United States has designated Fathi Hammad, the founder of Hamas' al-Aqsa Television station, as a global terrorist
The United States on Friday added a senior Hamas
official, the Islamist group's former interior minister Fathi Hammad, to
its "global terrorist" list.
Hamas, the Palestinian party controlling the Gaza Strip,
has already itself been proscribed by the United States as a "foreign
Under the new designation, U.S. citizens and companies
will be banned from doing business with Hammad and any property he holds
in areas under U.S. jurisdiction will be frozen.
According to the U.S. State Department, which issued the
designation, as interior minister Hammad used his position to
"coordinate terrorist cells."
The statement also said Hammad founded al-Aqsa TV, "with
programs designed to recruit children to become Hamas armed fighters
and suicide bombers upon reaching adulthood."
What took them so long?
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