New EU sanctions list for Hamas financiers includes front companies based in Spain, Sudan

The European Council on Friday included six individuals, including a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps official and a money changer transferring funds from Iran, on its new list of sanctions targeting the financial assets of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Three businesses were also added to the list, including front companies based in Spain and Sudan.

The European Union on Friday imposed asset freezes and visa bans on several firms and individuals accused of helping to finance Palestinian militant Islamist group Hamas, Brussels said.

The sanctions were the second round to be imposed by the EU on the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad groups after their attack on Israel on October 7.

Overall the bloc has so far blacklisted 12 individuals and three entities linked to the militants.

Among the latest targets were three front companies used by key financier Hamza Abdelbasit to funnel funds to the group, including Spanish real estate firm Al Zawaya Group, and two others based in Sudan, an EU statement said.


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