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US offers $10 million for information on Hamas financiers

US offers $10 million for information on Hamas financiers

The U.S. is offering $10 million for information on five Hamas financiers or anything that disrupts the Palestinian militant group's financial mechanisms, the State Department said Friday.

The reward follows four rounds of US sanctions against Hamas following the group's deadly incursion into Israel, which Israel says has killed 1,200 people. According to local health officials, Israel's military response to Gaza killed 22,600 people and left most of the area in ruins.

The department said in a statement that the five — Abdelfazid Hamza Elhassan Khair, Amir Kamal Sharif Alshawa, Ahmad Sadu Jahleb, Walid Mohammad Mustafa Jadallah and Muhammad Ahmad Abdul Taim Nasrallah — were previously designated international terrorists by the United States.

The first financier, known as Hamza, is based in Sudan, managed several Hamas investment portfolio companies and was involved in transferring nearly $20 million to Hamas, the department said. He is linked to Sudanese President Omar Bashir and Islamist groups that undermine Sudan's stability, the State Department said.


Three of the Hamas operatives — Amar Kamal Sharif Alshawa, Ahmad Sadou Jahleb and Walid Mohammad Mustafa Jadallah — are part of the group's investment network in Turkey, the department said.

Nasrallah has close ties to Iranian companies and is involved in transferring millions of dollars to Hamas, including its military wing, the agency said. The department said in October that he was in Qatar.

Rewards will be offered for information on Hamas' source of revenue, major donors, financial institutions that facilitate transactions for Hamas, shell companies that provide the group with dual-use technology and criminal schemes that benefit Hamas, the department said. condition.

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