U.S. Freezes Hamas-Linked Group's Assets

(AP/Jerusalem Post) The U.S. Treasury Department moved on Sunday against KindHearts, a non-governmental organization operating out of Toledo, Ohio, for funneling money to the militant Palestinian group Hamas. "KindHearts is the progeny of [the Hamas-affiliated] Holy Land Foundation and [the al-Qaeda-affiliated] Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the facade of charitable giving," said Stuart Levey, Treasury's undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. U.S. banks must freeze any assets belonging to the group and Americans are barred from doing business with it.

2006-02-20 00:00:00

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