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US Classifies HAMAS Chief As Specially Designated Terrorist

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The US became the first country outside of Israel to put HAMAS Politburo chief Ismael Haniyeh on a specially designated terrorist list.  Being HAMAS is a terrorist organization, it should be a given that its leader is a terrorist, so this move shouldn’t be terribly shocking.  But, it has the potential to be very significant.  Placement on the SDT list puts heavy restrictions on the ability of the organization to raise and move funds around for the purpose of terrorism.  It also raises a very interesting question about the status of the ever-delayed “Palestinian Reconciliation” between HAMAS and Fatah; how can a specially designated terrorist be incorporated into a “unified Palestinian” government?

Read Article at The Jerusalem Post: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/US-classifies-Hamas-chief-Ismail-Haniyeh-as-specially-designated-terrorist-540322

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