The U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions Thursday on four Hamas officials and a Saudi Arabian finance firm.
Two of the Hamas members were high-ranking officers in the Saudi company.
Sanctions were imposed on Abu Ubaydah Khayri Hafiz al-Agha, a Saudi Arabian national, Mahir Salah, a dual UK-Jordanian citizen based in Saudi Arabia who allegedly heads the Hamas Finance Committee in Saudi Arabia.
Also affected were Mohammed Reda Mohammed Anwar Awad, an Egyptian money exchange owner, and Salih Aruri, a member of the Hamas political bureau allegedly responsible for the terror group’s money transfers.
In addition, the U.S. sanctioned the Saudi Arabia-based Asyaf International Holding Group for Trading and Investment, managed by al-Agha. The four Hamas members and the company are all accused of transferring tens of millions of dollars for Hamas and its military wing in Gaza.
Any of the assets owned by the Hamas members are now frozen and Americans are banned from doing business with them.
On Tuesday, the State Department also designated three Hamas military leaders and a spokesperson for the Hezbollah terror organization as “global terrorists.”Hana Levi Julian