Gaza, ALRAY - Political analysts consider Britain’s decision to designate Hamas movement as a terrorist organization has political, human and social impacts, noting that Britain, that made Belfour declaration, still bows to Zionism demands.
UK Parliament will vote on proposal to ban Hamas as a terrorist organization next week and if successful, could become effective from next Friday.
The analysts said that the Britain decision violates international law and conventions, that gave the occupied people the right to resist occupation. It also noted that Hamas neither make any terrorist acts in Britain nor any other country.
Home Secretary Priti Patel, who will push for the ban in Parliament next week, argued on Friday that it was not possible to distinguish between Hamas’s political and military wings. She called Hamas “fundamentally and rabidly anti-Semitic”, adding the proscription was required to protect the Jewish community.
The political specialist Ibraheem Abrash said Britain decision reflects its hostility to the Palestinian people.
He added that UK Home Secretary Priti Patel seeks, who is affiliated to the extremist right, by her decision to gain the Jewish support in Britain.
He noted that the decision has no justification, since Hamas neither commits violent acts in Britain nor in other countries. Its military resistance is directed only to Israel, that are secured under international law.
He expected that the resolution draft od designating Hamas as a terrorist organization will be passed in UK parliament which most of its members are of conservatives.
By the decision, Britain will be able to follow up all Hamas activities, including its funds, supporters, and members and it will ban its activities.
Showing support for Hamas in Britain could be punished with 14 years in prison if the government succeeds in banning the group as a terrorist organisation, the Home Office said Friday.