Bank of England told to freeze HAMAS assets

The Bank of England, as agent for Her Majesty's Treasury, on Wednesday 24 march directed financial institutions that any funds which they hold for or on behalf of the individuals named below must be frozen.

This is because the Treasury has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the individuals are or may be persons who facilitate or participate in the commission of acts of terrorism or (in the case of Rantisi) may be a person who commits, facilitates or participates in the commission of acts o