Under the declaration of the Islamic Resistance Movement "Hamas" a terrorist organization, the movement will be banned under the Terrorism Act, and its supporters will be punished with imprisonment in Britain.
After the decision is announced, anyone who expresses support for "Hamas" may face a prison sentence of up to ten years, and Patel will present the decision to Parliament for approval next week.
"We can no longer separate the military from the political side of the movement, and we hope to move forward with this step, which will help in the fight against anti-Semitism," Patel told reporters in statements from Washington. According to her claim.
She added that the new decision "is based on a wide range of intelligence and links to terrorism, and is a vital step toward protecting the Jewish community."
"Hamas is fundamentally anti-Semitic and rabid, and anti-Semitism is a permanent evil that I will never tolerate. Jews routinely feel unsafe, in school, on the streets, at worship, in their homes, and on the Internet." According to her claim.
So far, Britain has banned only its military arm (the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades), and according to the minister, this was an essential step to protect the Jewish community in the country.