UK will keep applying sanctions to Hamas and PFLP post-Brexit

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UK will keep applying sanctions to Hamas and PFLP post-Brexit

Jewish leaders welcome government minister's promise that Britain will maintain pressure on Palestinian terror groups after the exit from the EU

Andrew Murrison
Andrew Murrison

Jewish representatives have welcomed the new Middle East minister’s promise that the UK Government will continue applying sanctions on Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) post-Brexit.

In a letter this week, Dr Andrew Murrison MP told the Board that “we will look to carry over existing sanctions at the point of our departure” from the European Union, slated for the end of October.

Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Sheila Gewolb said: “We are grateful that the UK Government has reassured us that progress has been made on future UK sanctions that apply to terrorist organisations currently under EU law.

“In particular Hamas and the PFLP will continue to be sanctioned following the UK’s exit from the European Union. In whatever Brexit scenario we are going to face, terrorist organisations will be sanctioned by our Government.”

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