From WND, :
A major Islamic charity raising millions of dollars in Britain “to provide humanitarian aid to peoples of the Middle East” is actually a Hamas front that channels funds from British Muslims to support Hamas terrorism, Israeli security sources told WorldNetDaily.
According to its website, Interpal, established in 1994, is a British charity “that focuses solely on the provision of relief and development aid to the poor and needy of Palestine and the world over, primarily in Palestine and the refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.”
The charity reportedly raised more than $8 million last year.
Interpal was declared an illegal, terror-supporting organization in Israel because of its alleged links to Hamas and was outlawed in the United States in August 2003 after being designated by a U.S. executive order “an entity that commits, threatens to commit or supports terrorism.”
Interpal has been investigated several times by British authorities, and has in the past had its UK bank accounts temporarily frozen, but Britain’s Charity Commission in 2003 dropped the investigation for “lack of evidence” that Interpol was connected to any terrorist organization. The charity currently operates unimpeded in Britain.
But documents discovered and recently declassified from Israel’s 2002 Operation Defensive Shield in the Palestinian territories, along with other supportive evidence released through the Center for Special Studies in Israel, including bank-transfer information, should warrant Britain reopening its investigation into Interpal, security sources say.
“Interpal is one of the most important channels through which money is poured into the Hamas infrastructure in the Palestinian areas, and Britain has been and will continue to be provided with plenty of evidence” a security source told WorldNetDaily.
“Interpal says its funds are going to the welfare of Palestinians, but the institutions giving out the money in the [Palestinian] territories are headed by senior Hamas officials,” said the security source.
The source said activities financed by Interpal include “money for the families of suicide bombers, which raises morale and provides motivation for others to become terrorists, and education services that teach kids the importance of jihad.”…
In April 2003, just before the U.S. outlawed Interpal, Britain’s Charity Commission announced it was reopening its investigation of links between Interpal and Hamas, but it later claimed to have found nothing.
“The [British] authorities are afraid of the large Muslim community,” said a security source. “Britain’s failure to close Interpal and take action against Hamas’ charities is coming from internal politics.”