Israel/Palestinian Territories – Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, listed as a terrorist by the European Union (16 January 2024)


Together with its partners, France is fully committed to impeding the actions of Hamas, which the EU has listed as a terrorist organization.

On January 16, 2024, the Council of the EU added Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, to its terrorist list, following last month’s listing of Mohammed Deif and Marwan Issa, the first and second in command of Hamas’ military wing.

Now three of the main individuals behind the October 7, 2023, terrorist attacks on Israel have been listed by the European Union as terrorists, in addition to the group itself, which has long been listed as such.

In particular, these sanctions make it possible to prohibit any natural or legal person in the EU from transferring economic resources to these three individuals.