The UK’s House of Lords debated whether Hamas should remain a designated terrorist organisation yesterday afternoon, with several prominent figures advocating for the issue to be reconsidered. A question raised by Lord Raymond Hylton, a cross bencher and peer who has met with Hamas officials in both besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank, pointed out that in light of the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, the situation of the group had changed significantly since it was first listed as a terror group. “Would delisting not help all sides to be rather less intransigent than they have been up to now? Would it not build confidence among all Palestinians and help support their new Government of Unity?” he queried Baroness […]
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