Hamas terror ban will create ‘terrible, chilling effect’: MP

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A former UK government minister has said that the decision to proscribe Hamas as a terror organisation will create a “terrible, chilling effect”. Foreign Affairs Select Committee leader Crispin Blunt made the remarks on Wednesday during a parliamentary debate, in which he raised concerns about how aid funds will now reach Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas. “United Nations Relief and Works Agency funding from the United Kingdom is going from £70 million (US$93 million) to £20 million ($26 million), which puts a huge responsibility on civil society to try to make up the difference because of th…

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