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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 23, 2018 Hamas' leader Ismail Haniya delivers a speech in Gaza city. The United States on January 31, 2018 put the head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Ismail Haniya, on its terror blacklist and slapped sanctions on him -- a move sure to raise tensions, after Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital."Haniya has close links with Hamas' military wing and has been a proponent of armed struggle, including against civilians," the State Department said in a statement.. Photo by Ashraf Amra