US Terror Designation A "Failed Attempt To Pressure Resistance", Says Hamas

Tunnel workers taking time off to pray on the Gaza side of Rafah

"These designations target key terrorist groups and leaders ... who are threatening the stability of the Middle East", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. "Hamas has been responsible for an estimated 17 American lives killed in terrorist attacks".

Meanwhile, member of Hamas politburo Husam Badran said in a press statement that "after President Trump's decision on Jerusalem, such a decision is no longer surprising or excluded", referring to Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last month.

At the same time, the US also added three groups to its list terrorist blacklist, including the Iranian-backed Harakat al-Sabireen, and two Egyptian groups, Liwa al-Thawra and Harakat Sawa'd Misr. "Among other consequences, all of their property and interests in property subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and USA persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them".

The U.S. on Wednesday listed the head of the Palestinian movement, Hamas, as a "specially designated global terrorist" and imposed sanctions on him, Anadolu Agency reports.

The State Department's terrorism designations also targeted three other small organizations, including Harakat al-Sabireen Nasran li Palestine (the Movement of the Patient Ones Supporting Palestine) or HESN, which is Gaza-based.

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He said two of the victims were found inside a pickup truck and two others were found outside in the auto wash's parking lot. Porterfield said that she and her husband - who were married in November - had been "having some troubles" this month.

"Today's actions are an important step in denying them the resources they need to plan and carry out their terrorist activities", he added. Iran also provides backing for the group. Unlike Meshaal, Haniya will remain in the Gaza Strip.

They include President Donald Trump's December 6 announcement that the United States would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital, Jerusalem.

Born in 1963 in the Gaza Strip, he was exiled by Israel to southern Lebanon in 1992, along with scores of Hamas leaders, for about a year.

"It is obvious that this animosity from the USA administration towards the Palestinians is unprecedented - with its unconditional support of Israel and its decision surrounding Jerusalem, and cutting its funding to the United Nations refugee agency [UNRWA]", said Hamad.

"This Zionist policy supported by the U.S. can not be confronted unless we ignite a new intifada", Haniya said.

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