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US declares Islamic Jihad leader 'Global Terrorist'
Published Thursday 23/01/2014 (updated) 25/01/2014 22:28
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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The US Department of State on Thursday designated a Palestinian leader of the Islamic Jihad movement a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist," according to the State Department's website.

Ziyad al-Nakhalah was designated as a wanted "terrorist" under an executive order "which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism," the State Department said in a statement.

"The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Ziyad al-Nakhalah, and the freezing of all property and interests of Ziyad al-Nakhalah that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons," the statement said.

Responding to Thursday's designation, a member of Islamic Jihad's political bureau told Ma'an that the decision provides cover for Israel to assassinate Islamic Jihad leaders and members.

In the designation, the US emphasized its partnership with the Israeli occupation in crimes against Palestinians, Nafith Azzam told Ma'an.

Azzam said that the US decision would not change Islamic Jihad's determination to fight against Israel and to defend the Palestinian people.
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1 ) spb / usa
23/01/2014 23:54
):, so now it is legal to kill an arch-terrorists? was more interesting before

2 ) Ilyas / UK
24/01/2014 00:19
Is this a joke. On what crime? For resting occupation? For standing up and refusing to accept land polluted with illegal settlements?

3 ) @ The Editor / TRUTH
24/01/2014 04:38
Lying is an ugly thing, and particularly when it is done by a news agency (if in fact Maan still believes itself to a news agency) !! Surely, -1- the US DID NOT "emphasize its partnership with the Israeli occupation in crimes against Palestinians", and -2- the US would never emphasize its partnership with any "crimes against" any people !!

4 ) shirley / australia
24/01/2014 11:44
yes but the us called nelson mandela a terrorist and called hamas a terrorist org and numerous others in fact anyone the us dosent like they call terrorists and most of the world has been on us terror list when it is in fact the us that instigates and createds fake terror groups to continue its agenda

5 ) Rami / Palestine
24/01/2014 13:46
#3 It has....repeatedly. The facts are all there. Open your eyes. the U.S. has been providing military aid and financial support to keep the occupation and settlement expansion going for decades. The farce of a negotiation plan led by Kerry doesn't do anything to end that or even just slow it down. Ask yourself why the U.S. economy is in the crapper and why it has to take out loans from China to keep itself afloat when for 65 years it's been providing literally millions per year to Israel.

6 ) Mel / USA
24/01/2014 16:26
Time to change name!"Islamic Jihad",to Islamophobes &Xenophobes doesn't illustrate NATIONAL legal resistance against Israel/Zionism's ILLEGAL military expansion/occupation!? Maybe if I/J changed its name to; "LordsResistanceArmy",or "JewishDefenceLeague","FocusOnTheFamily","TheWarOnTerror"etc,it would be beatified,armed&funded by D.C.(Den of Crooks)?? It's all in the NAME,lol!Remember,the title"Israel"is a cover-name for Zionism's own terrorist cell! So put ZIONISM on the"global"terror list 2?

7 ) Florence N / United Kingdom
24/01/2014 22:51
.."Specially Designated Global Terrorist,".. - Does that mean it's a special accolade given only to a select few, because as (as 4: Shirley pointed out) most of the world are already on the US list. Whose next? SpongeBob Square Pants for being on Palestinian schoolgirls bags? As neither Islamic Jihad nor its leader are unlikely to be visiting the US in the near future, I'm sure it's not too much of a disappointment.

8 ) Rachamim Dwek / Israel
25/01/2014 08:42
Shirley: "Mandela as terrorist." Right? Imagibe that! Listing Mandela, a person who as the leader of Spear had 236 men, women and children of all races murdered and never once apologised nor one ever disavowed terrorism. How crazy that he would have been called a "terrorist." Instead he should have been labeled "degenerate baby-killing scumbag."

9 ) Colin Wright / USA
25/01/2014 10:57
To @ #3: 'Lying is an ugly thing, and particularly when it is done by a news agency...' Learn to read.

10 ) BDS / Canada
25/01/2014 11:01
Under international law Palestinians can of course resist the brutal and cruel Israeli occupation. Makes a farce of the Kerry/US so-called "peace" negotiations.

11 ) Colin Wright / USA
25/01/2014 11:01
The designation is ridiculous. Far from being a 'global terrorist,' Ziyad al-Nakhalah has only been implicated in attacks on Israel, and the State Department doesn't offer any evidence to the contrary. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/01/220540.htm

12 ) Mel / USA
25/01/2014 17:52
#11:Colin:What's even more ridiculous too...is that Ayman al-Zawahiri originally of Egyptian MuslimBro,later switching to head I/J before moving up to mentor CIA agent(against USSR)Osama Bin Laden,has NEVER been pulled in.So,Zawahiri is now numero uno in AQ! But,D.C. STILL doesn't go after him too much? Especially when he's still Riyadh's 'go-to-terrorist'when D.C needs AQ,ISIL,Nusra,I/J et al proxies in Iraq,Libya,Egypt,Syria &Palestine etc. From rebels to terrorists to valid opposition!Right!!

13 ) Rami / Palestine
26/01/2014 09:04
U.S. supports global terrorism. After all, its supports the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar which are synonymous with the "rebel" terrorists murdering innocent civilians left and right in Iraq and Syria...the Al Nusra Brigade, ISIL, Al Qaeda, and others.
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