Hamas' first reaction to US sanctions against the movement

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Publish Date: 9:02 - 25 May 2022
Wednesday, 25 May 2022 (YJC)_ A Hamas spokesman reacted to US sanctions against several individuals and companies that Washington said were affiliated with the movement.

Hamas' first reaction to US sanctions against the movementHamas spokesman Hazem Qasim said the parties and figures that the United States considers affiliated with and boycotted Hamas have nothing to do with the movement.

According to Sama News Agency, a Hamas spokesman said that the US move was in line with Washington's involvement in the aggression against the Palestinian people, putting pressure on the nation, legitimizing the siege and trying to save the "collapsed image of the occupier" after the assassination of a Palestinian journalist. "Shirin Abu Aqla."

The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control announced on Tuesday that it had placed several individuals and companies on the sanctions list under the pretext of links to Hamas.

The US Treasury Department said in a statement:
Today, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control listed a Hamas finance official and an extensive network of four Hamas financial facilitators and six companies that have generated revenue for Hamas on the sanctions list.

"Assistant Secretary of the Treasury," said Elizabeth Rosenberg.
Today's action targets individuals and companies that Hamas uses to hide and launder its funds.

The four banned are nationals of Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The embargoed companies are based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.

The United States also imposed new sanctions on Lebanon's Hezbollah on Thursday. The sanctions are part of US efforts to reduce the influence and power of resistance groups in the region.

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