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    A Third Round of US Sanctions Against Hamas Focuses on the Money Transfers from Iran to Gaza

    A Third Round of US Sanctions Against Hamas Focuses on the Money Transfers from Iran to Gaza

    — The United States on Tuesday said it imposed a third round of sanctions on a group of Hamas officials, members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad who work to transfer money from Iran to , and a Lebanese money exchange service that facilitates the transfers.

    The Treasury Department sanctions, coordinated with the United Kingdom, come in response to the surprise Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on that left roughly 1,200 people dead or kidnapped. The sanctions block access to U.S. property and bank accounts and prevent the targeted people and companies from doing business with Americans.

    This and two previous rounds of sanctions against Hamas and its affiliates are aimed at protecting the international financial system from abuse by Hamas militants and their enablers, the Treasury Department said.

    The State Department also is designating a Palestinian Islamic Jihad military leader for diplomatic sanctions.

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in an emailed statement that “together with our partners we are decisively moving to degrade Hamas's financial infrastructure, cut them off from outside funding, and block the funding channels they seek to finance their heinous acts.”

    The White House has said it has yet to uncover information that Iran, the principal financial and military sponsor of Hamas, was directly involved in the multipronged Hamas operation against Israel.

    However, the U.S. has…

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