France is planning to freeze the potential assets of the Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Yehya al-Sinwar, according to a decree published in the official gazette on Tuesday.
Assets in France belonging to individuals or organizations controlled by al-Sinwar are also affected according to the decree.
The assets are to be frozen for six months.
The moves come after France had previously ordered the freezing of assets belonging to the commander of Hamas’ armed wing, Mohammed Deif.
Both have been at the top of Israel’s hit list since the massacre committed by Hamas and other militant groups in southern Israel on Oct. 7