US and UK impose fresh sanctions on Hamas, targeting money transfers from Iran to Gaza

The US and UK have imposed fresh sanctions on Hamas, targeting financial transfers from Iran to Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian militant group that controls Gaza. The sanctions are designed to cut off a key source of funds for the group and are seen as part of a broader effort to contain Iran’s burgeoning influence in the region. Under the sanctions, any financial institution that deals with Hamas or its affiliates could face asset freezing or other financial restrictions. The sanctions also target several Iranian entities that are believed to have facilitated the transfer of money to Hamas, and have already been sanctioned by the US and the UK for other activities.