Hammad noted that the designation would not “terrorize us, and would not deter us from serving and defending our people’s rights regardless of the price.”

He added, “The American decision came at a time when the Israeli campaign against Palestinians in the West Bank has been accelerated and days after the US signed a military aid deal to give Israel 38 billion dollars over the next ten years

Hammad asserted, “The US has designated me on the terror list while it is the biggest support of Israeli terror.”

He concluded that such a decision “is a new black chapter in the American government’s notorious bias in favor of Israel.”The US State Department said in a statement published yesterday, “The Department of State has designated Fathi Ahmad Mohammad Hammad as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons and groups determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.