On May 10, 2024, Canada announced that four individuals were added to the Special Economic Measures (Hamas Terrorist Attacks) Regulations (the “Regulations”), created earlier this year in response to the attacks by Hamas in Israel beginning on October 7, 2023. The amended Regulations entered into force on May 9, 2024.

The newly-listed individuals are: Khaled Qaddoumi, associated with Hamas; and Ali Morshed Shirazi, Mostafa Mohammad Khani and Ali Ahmad Faizullahi, all members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al-Quds Force.

The Regulations impose a dealings prohibition against the individuals listed, effectively freezing any assets they hold in Canada. For more information about the Regulations and how they operate, read our blog post here.

An unofficial copy of the legislative amendments to the Special Economic Measures (Hamas Terrorist Attacks) Regulations that came into effect on May 9, 2024 is available on Global Affairs Canada’s website here.


Julia Webster is a disputes and international trade lawyer. She advises companies on trade remedies, free trade agreements, blocking measures, customs compliance, anti-corruption laws, economic sanctions, AML compliance, supply chain ethics, and cross-border M&A.