Raed Salah Case

Judge Ockelton: Salah support for Hamas is not a crime in the UK

Point 74 of the ruling on Raed Salah:

Further, what amounts to a criminal offence in Israel would not necessarily be the case in the UK: for example, assisting the political wing of Hamas, banned in its entirety in Israel; or supporting Interpal, which although banned in Israel remains a legal charity in the UK; and it is difficult to see therefore why support of it, even if contrary to the law of Israel, should be regarded in the UK as posing any threat to anyone.

UK Government’s list of terror organisations:

Organisation Name: HAMAS INCLUDING IZZ-AL-DIN AL-QASSEM
Other Information: EU listing only. Listed on: 15/09/2003 Last Updated: 17/03/2011 Group ID: 7855.

UK law on terrorism and terror financing:

Part 1 of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (‘the 2010 Act’) gives effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the UK. The 2010 Act provides HM Treasury with powers to freeze the funds and economic resources of those suspected or believed to be involved in terrorist activities and restricts the making available of funds, financial services and economic resources to, or for the benefit of such persons. The 2010 Act also provides for enforcement of Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001.

As such, according to UK law:

(1)A person guilty of an offence under section 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 or 18 is liable—

(a)on conviction on indictment, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years or to a fine or to both;

(b)on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding the relevant maximum or to a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum or to both.

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