Amid outcry, UN official says Hamas committed terrorist acts, even if not listed as UNSC-recognized terror group

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Amid outcry in Israel over his assertion that Hamas is not a terror organization, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths engages in some damage control.

“Just to clarify: Hamas is not on the list of groups designated as terrorist organizations by the United Nations Security Council,” he tweets.

“This doesn’t make their acts of terror on 7 October any less horrific and reprehensible, as I’ve been saying all along,” Griffiths says.

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