Europe

EU Removes the Right to Enter the Bloc to 6 People Involved in Attacks Against Israel

The Council of the European Union had removed the right for a total of six people to enter the bloc after it was found that they were responsible for participating in the financing of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and for supporting violent actions.

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Restrictive measures have also been taken against three entities for the same reasons as explained by the Commission, Schengen.News reports.

All the people and entities who have been added to the EU’s sanctions list will have all their assets frozen.

Moreover, the listed individuals are now subject to an entry ban, which means that they are not permitted to enter the Schengen Area/European Union even if they hold valid visas.

Those listed under the sanctions regime are subject to an asset freeze. The provision of funds or economic resources, directly or indirectly, to them is prohibited. Additionally, a travel ban to the EU applies to the natural persons listed.

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These Companies & Individuals Are Now Part of Sanction List

As the Council revealed, Zawaya Group for Development and Investment Co Ltd., Larrycom for Investment Ltd., and Al Zawaya Group for Development and Investment Sociedad limitada are the three companies that have been listed on the EU’s sanction list.

These three companies now have their assets frozen and EU companies and citizens are prohibited from making funds available for them.

As for the individuals, it has been disclosed that the leader of the Hamas’ foreign investment activities, Ahmed Sharif Abdallah Odeh, has been sanctioned.

Moreover, Zuheir Shamlakh, Ismail Barhoum, Ali Morshed Shirazi, and Maher Rebhi Obeid have also been added to the sanction list.

All of these are subject to an asset freeze, and they are not permitted to enter the Schengen Area/EU.

EU Condemned Attacks Across Isreal by Hamas Back in October

Back on October 7, 2023, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy came out with an official statement on behalf of the EU on the attacks against Israel.

The High Representative said that the EU highly condemns the indiscriminate and multiple attacks by Hamas across Israel.

Moreover, on January 19, 2024, the Council established a framework of restrictive measures to permit the EU to hold accountable everyone who supports, enables, or facilitates violent actions by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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