“The US move cuts the charity off from access to the US financial system.”
Another Hamas front organization identified and blacklisted. From Agence France-Presse:
WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Treasury said Tuesday it had blacklisted one of the largest charitable groups in the Palestinian territories alleging it is a front for Hamas which is branded a terrorist organization by Washington.
The Treasury said its blacklisting also affected the Al-Salah Society’s director who it named as Ahmad Al-Kurd. The US move cuts the charity off from access to the US financial system.
“Hamas has used the Al-Salah Society, as it has other charitable fronts, to finance its terrorist agenda,” said Adam Szubin, a Treasury official.
The Treasury said Al-Salah had received “substantial funding” from Middle Eastern countries, including hundreds of thousands of dollars from Kuwaiti donors.
The Treasury said Al-Salah had helped finance the purchase of land for Hamas,
as well as providing funding for kindergartens and commercial stores.
Thus freeing other funds for more overt forms of jihad.