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Qatar financial institutions and charity are accused of funding terrorism in Israel

According to an initial court complaint filed to the court, a new complaint has been registered in New York against Qatari financial institutions and charity accusing them of transferring money to fund Palestinian extremist groups involved in the murder of Americans in Israel.

Indeed, the family of Pinches Przewozman has filed the initial lawsuit was on Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. It’s a family of an American who was killed in missile assault on Israel from the Gaza Strip on May 5, 2019.

Tuesday’s complaint directly claims that Qatar had transferred money to Palestine groups under the pretense of charitable donations. The sums were then used to fund Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

In the 71-page legal complaint document obtained by Al Arabiya English: To accomplish its goal of spreading acts of terrorism and violence in Israel while evading international sanctions, Qatar coopted several institutions that it dominates and controls to funnel coveted U.S. dollars (the primary currency of Middle East terrorist networks) to Hamas and PIJ under the false guise of charitable donations.

Three institutions were directly accused by the Przewozman’s family: Qatar Charity, Masraf Al Rayan Bank, and Qatar National Bank. The complaint related that Qatar Charity is demanding donations in Qatar and worldwide and then giving those funds to its account at Masraf Al Rayan in Doha, Qatar.

According to the complaint: Masraf Al Rayan then utilized its correspondent bank account located in New York to conduct transactions involving U.S. dollars (USD) and to transfer funds from Doha, through New York, to Qatar Charity’s accounts in the Palestinian Territories at either the Bank of Palestine or the Islamic Bank in Ramallah.

Tuesday’s new lawsuit came after an earlier complaint filed separately in June by US attorney Steven Perles, who has filed important cases involving terrorism and terror-financing on behalf of families and victims demanding compensation for past terror assaults. That suit also accuses Qatar of secretly funding Hamas and the PIJ groups, with millions of dollars, and they carried out terror assaults, which killed US citizens.

Otherwise, Perles specifically claims that the money used by Hamas and PIJ were used to achieve at least six assaults between 2014 and 2016. The June complaint stated that between March and September 2015, Qatar Charity provided $28 million to groups in the Palestinian territories that may have been then transferred to Hamas and PIJ.

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