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July 8, 2024 MEMRI Daily Brief No. 618

More Documents Regarding Alleged Transfer Of Qatari Funds To Hamas 'In Cooperation With Binyamin Netanyahu'

July 8, 2024 | By Yigal Carmon*
Qatar | MEMRI Daily Brief No. 618

Introduction

Below are three documents pertaining to the alleged transfer of funds to Hamas "in cooperation with Binyamin Netanyahu":

Document 1: A document in English from the Qatar National Bank (QNB), dated July 5, 2012,  regarding a bank transfer of USD50 million from the account of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to the account of the World Vision organization in Jordan.

Document 2: A document from Jordan's Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit reporting the detection of a suspicious bank transfer, referring to the transfer in Document 1.

Document 3: Another document from Jordan's Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit forwarding the details of the suspicious bank transfer to Jordan's prosecutor general and reporting the seizure of the funds. 

Document 1

Document 2

Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit                   July 10, 2012

Report of suspicious transaction                                                                   No. SARR85633

No. of suspicious transaction: [barcode]

Details of reporting body:

  • Reporting body: HSBC Bank

  • Board of Directors head and authorized signatory: Rasha Al-Hamoud

Address: District of the capital (Amman), 27 Zahran Street

Branch where suspicious transaction occurred: Umm Uthaina

Details of suspicious transaction:

  • Date of detection: July 5, 2012

  • Date of transaction: July 5, 2012

  • Amount: 50 million dollars

Operator/agent: World Vision [International] (Syria aid office) in Jordan

Transaction ordered by: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, State of Qatar

Brief description of transaction: A July 5, 2012  [bank] transfer from the aforementioned foundation to account no. [barcode] in the amount of 50 million dollars; the funds have been seized on suspicion of money laundering

Grounds and reasons for suspicion: The  grounds and reasons for suspicion are based on joint intelligence findings regarding movement of funds belonging to the World Vision organization, suspected of acting to fund suspicious organizations, including Hamas, in cooperation with Binyamin Netanyahu, via other financial accounts.

Document 3

Sunday,                                                                                   Ref: 27/w m gh a/2012

September 2, 2012

Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit

Referral decision

[To] the honorable Prosecutor General of the National Security Court

Greetings,

In accordance with Article 9 of the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Law, we are forwarding you the attached file, presenting the information and the findings of the analysis carried out by the Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing Unit. This is on the grounds of suspicion that an offense of money laundering was committed in a bank transfer from the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development, in the amount of USD50 million, written for account no. [barcode] of the World Vision organization's Syria aid [office in Jordan], at the HSBC bank.

FYI the funds have been seized [and are held] in the account associated with the legal case. 

Respectfully,

Unit Head

Dana Tahsin Junblat

[signature]

Attachments:

  • Prosecution file

  • Analysis findings

 

* Yigal Carmon is Founder and President of MEMRI.

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