Haniya is now on the US Treasury sanctions blacklist, which freezes any US-based assets he may have and bans any US person or company from doing business with him.
Sami Abu Zuhri, a Hamas official, told Reuters on Wednesday that the usa terrorist designation of Haniyeh was "worthless".
The U.S. State Department said in a press release it has designated Haniyeh, as well as the jihadist groups Harakat al-Sabireen, Liwa al Thawra and Harakat Sawa'd Misr (HASM) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists.
The 55-year-old Haniya, who was named head of Hamas in May 2017, represents the more pragmatic wing of the movement, which said the United States move would not deter the group's "resistance".
"These designations target key terrorist groups and leaders ... who are threatening the stability of the Middle East", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. "This designation allows us to dry up the sources of funding and kick them out of the global financial system".
Another implication of Haniyeh's designation is that it shows that the US will not support unity efforts between Fatah, the main party of the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas.
Hamas, which has been on a U.S. terror blacklist since 1997, brushed off the announcement as a "failed attempt to pressure the resistance". On the designation of Hasm and Liwa al-Thawra, Mr Schanzer noted that "these two groups meet criteria for terrorism" following the attacks for which they claimed responsibility last summer.
"This decision will not deter us from continuing the resistance option to expel the occupation", it said in a statement.
The Trump administration has increased its rhetoric against the Palestinian side to pressure it back to negotiating table with Israel, freezing aid to the Palestinian refugees.
In a major break with decades of U.S. policy, Trump announced on December 6 that the U.S. formally recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) announced on January 24 its rejection to any USA peace initiatives unless the US administration retracts its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. They said that the Palestinian people are not waiting for a good behaviour certificate to receive from the Americans.
For his part, chairman of supervisory Board of Volkswagen , Hans Dieter Pötsch, has distanced himself from experiments. The German government said on Monday that any auto emissions testing on monkeys or people was unjustifiable.
A number of teams, including the Jets , Broncos , Browns, Dolphins, Cardinals, Bills etc. are all potential landing spots. The transaction itself, however, can not be completed until March 14 at 3 p.m., the first day of the new league year.
This includes measures to curb family sponsorship of immigrants and an end or change to the visa lottery programme. The White House presented the offer as a major concession aimed at attracting enough votes from Democrats.
Amazon is offering several interesting features in the United States with Alexa, but in India, the features are pretty limited. Amazon is likely hoping the exposure will help it maintain strong Echo sales and fend off competition from Google and Apple.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed the official date for the inaugural launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy . The first Falcon Heavy mission will even use two refurbished boosters from previous Falcon 9 missions.
After 38 minutes, Padraig Amond scored the game's opener, when the Irish striker nodded home at the back post. West Ham were without several injured first-choice players and an upset always looked on the cards.
Although there is no legal backing for Odinga's "inauguration", many supporters like Peter Musyoka are optimistic. The security apparatus of Kalonzo Musyoka the vice president of NASA leader Raila Odinga has been withdrawn.
The Finnish company had launched the Nokia 7 back in October in China and the phone has not been launched in other markets yet. In addition, it will also come with an 18:9 display and thin bezel design that is seen as a feature on most smartphones now.
Forsyth recently visited the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar. "This moment is not safe to go back", he said. They point to the case of Richardson, whose appointment has backfired by fuelling worldwide criticism of the state counsellor.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. "Adenovirus is a very common virus", said Dr. DHEC does not release county-by-county figures, so it's unclear if Chesterfield has had any flu deaths.
Sun Life Financial INC boosted its holdings in shares of Freeport-McMoRan by 96,340.0% in the 2nd quarter. (NYSE: FCX ). Its up 0.19, from 0.95 in 2017Q2. 55 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:NEWS) for 197,669 shares.
Many on social media used good dose of sarcasm to attack the Hindu right-wing groups for protesting against Padmaavat . He was detained by the police Karni Sena members protested outside a cinema in Lucknow around the same time today.
French meteorologists say the months of December and January were the third wettest ever since records began in 1900. It's enough to worry Joao de Macedo, janitor at a residential building in Paris's upscale 16th Arrondissement.
It was an electric touch to the Pelicans' hottest stretch of the season, polishing off their seventh in over the past eight games. For New Orleans , the possibility of the franchise's first playoff trip since 2015 is now in serious jeopardy.
You stood by me every step of the way. "He said that he's really proud of me, of what I've done this tournament", Halep said. Halep also, against Kerber in Thursday's emi-final, was match point down and looked on her way home but pulled through.
Leader McConnell has found this out. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border". As the meal progressed, an outline of an agreement was struck, according to one person familiar with the discussion: Mr.
Kate and William are not staying with the royals and will instead be hosted in the Residence of the British Ambassador to Sweden. And the mum, who is six months pregnant with her third child , was proudly showing off her baby bump throughout the evening.
The Eagles quarterback said Friday he tore the LCL as well as the ACL in his left knee late in a Week 14 win over the Rams. He threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game.
Gounder, who had led the Nabha jailbreak with five other prisoners in November 2016, continued to elude police. Prema Lahoria is a Jalandhar-based gangster who assisted Gounder in many killings, according the police.
President Donald Trump's decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem a "tangible sign" of U.S. commitment to the Jewish state. He added: "The people of the United States have always held a special affection and admiration for the people of the Book".
Musk hopes to use the Falcon Heavy to send tourists around the Moon, and to send supplies to Mars for a manned mission . Musk tweeted out the flight is aimed for February 6 from Apollo launchpad 39A at Cape Kennedy.
As with his murderous father, he suffers from anger and alcoholism as the result of trying to boring his pain. Flanagan co-wrote and directed the 2017 Netflix movie, which stars Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood.
South Africa are now on track to defend their title in Sydney and will face Kenya in the Cup quarter-finals. The final will be one of three women's matches played between men's fixtures, at 2.37pm AEDT.
McMaster held a phone call on Friday in which McMaster confirmed the United States would no longer provide weapons to the YPG. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said on Saturday that Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan , and U.S.