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The United States welcomes Germany’s decision to ban activities supporting Hamas, which builds on the EU’s designation to fully restrict and criminalize support of the terrorist group. 

As the world witnessed on October 7, Hamas is a dangerous terrorist organization, which engages in barbaric actions and has compounded and perpetuated the suffering of the Palestinian people at every step of this crisis.  We urge other governments around the world to take action under their own authorities to hold Hamas accountable as it seeks to sustain its terrorist activities.

We will continue to work with allies and partners around the world to counter Hamas and other deadly terrorist organizations.  Palestinians are not to blame and should not continue to suffer for Hamas’ horrific terrorist attacks.  Hamas does not represent the aspirations of the Palestinian people, who deserve to live in safety, dignity, and peace.

U.S. Department of State

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