Congress bill calls for punishing supporters of Palestinian resistance

US vs Hamas

Some members of the US Congress introduced a bill calling for condemning and imposing sanctions on countries providing support for the Palestinian resistance, especially the Movements of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

The draft legislation targets the state of Qatar in particular, especially as it comes amid a fierce media campaign against it after hackers recently penetrated its national news agency website and published fabricated remarks for its Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The punitive legislation, which will be tabled at the Congress during its current session, says that Hamas was blacklisted as a terror group by the department of state in 1997 and demands taking punitive steps against Qatar for supporting it and hosting its leadership in Doha.

The draft law mentions Qatar five times and fiercely attacks it over its ties with groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, especially Hamas, which resists the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

(Source / 30.05.2017)

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