German authorities on Thursday (23/11) carried out raids related to the ban on the Palestinian militant group Hamas and the pro-Palestinian group Samidoun.
The German Interior Ministry said the raids took place at 15 properties in four states.
“With the ban on Hamas and Samidoun in Germany, we have sent a clear signal that we will not tolerate any glorification or support of Hamas’ barbaric terror against Israel,” Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said in a statement.
The ministry said that there were around 450 Hamas members in Germany and that they had been involved in propaganda and fundraising efforts. (uh/ab)