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After UK blacklist, Israel pushes for international Hamas, Hezbollah bans

Israeli diplomacy efforts are heating up with European Union members and other countries to see Hamas and Hezbollah blacklisted completely.
Israeli border guards stand guard behind a security perimeter at the scene of a shooting in the Old City of Jerusalem, Nov. 21, 2021.

A member of Hamas opened fire Nov. 21 in the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City, killing Israeli national Eliyahu David Kay and wounding four others, two of them seriously. Reports referred to the gunman Sheikh Fadi Abu Shkhaydam as a “senior Hamas official in Jerusalem.”

Two days earlier, on Nov. 19, Israeli leadership praised the United Kingdom’s planned move to designate the entirety of Hamas as a terrorist organization.

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