Israel recently outlawed Palestinian human rights groups as 'terror organisations'. Now the UK has declared any support for Hamas – and the millions of Palestinians it represents politically – will be illegal.
Hamas is a reaction to the Zionist occupation of Palestine. It was also the democratically elected government of the Palestinian people, the last time they were 'allowed' to have a free and fair election. Initially, Hamas was encouraged by Israel as a counterweight to Fatah.
In 2018, the UN General Assembly rejected a US resolution condemning Hamas as a terrorist organization. Hamas leaders Haniyeh & Mashaal are based in Qatar. The UK Trade & Investment helps UK-based businesses expand in Qatar & aids Qatari businesses locate & expand in the UK.