The comments made by Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, on 19 November 2021.
Today the UK Government has laid an order in Parliament to proscribe Hamas in its entirety – including its political wing.
Hamas has significant terrorist capability, including access to extensive and sophisticated weaponry as well as terrorist training facilities, and it has long been involved in significant terrorist violence.
Hamas commits, participates, prepares for and promotes and encourages terrorism. If we tolerate extremism, it will erode the rock of security.