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03THEHAGUE1421
2003-06-05 11:52:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
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TERRORIST FINANCE: AL AQSA FOUNDATION OPERATING

Tags:   ETTC  PTER  NL 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001421 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESC/ESP, S/CT, INR/EC
TREASURY FOR AUFHAUSER, ZARATE, MURDEN, NEWCOMB
FBI FOR LORMEL
JUSTICE FOR OIA/FRIEDMAN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/04/2018
TAGS: ETTC PTER NL
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: AL AQSA FOUNDATION OPERATING
UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME?

Classified By: Economic Counselor Mark Tokola Reason 1.5(b) and (d)

C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001421

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESC/ESP, S/CT, INR/EC
TREASURY FOR AUFHAUSER, ZARATE, MURDEN, NEWCOMB
FBI FOR LORMEL
JUSTICE FOR OIA/FRIEDMAN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/04/2018
TAGS: ETTC PTER NL
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: AL AQSA FOUNDATION OPERATING
UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME?

Classified By: Economic Counselor Mark Tokola Reason 1.5(b) and (d)


1. (U) The Dutch newspaper Trouw reported today that Al Aqsa
Foundation has continued its operations under the auspices of
the Israa Foundation. Israa is an acronym for
"internationale steun rechtstreeks aan armen" or
"International Direct Support for the Poor."


2. (SBU) Israa is headquartered at Hudsonstraat 97A, 3025CE
Rotterdam. mailing address Postbus 11208, 3004EE Rotterdam,
telephone 010-462-5201. The officers of Israa are

Chairman: El Saleh, Bassam
DPOB: February 16, 1975, Damascus, Syria
Address: Schimmelpenninckstraat 36A 3135NZ Vlaardingen,
Netherlands

Secretary: El Moussaoui, El Khansaa

SIPDIS
DPOB: June 13, 1977, Al Hoceima, Morrocco
Address: B Everardus Molen 32, 3063PA Rotterdam, Netherlands

Treasurer: van Ettinger, Maurice Raymondo
DPOB: February 14, 1970, Den Haag (s-Gravenhage), Netherlands
Address: Hudsonstraat 97A
3025CE Rotterdam

Board Member: El Saleh-El Moussaoui, Siham
DPOB: April 22, 1979, Al Hoceima, Morocco
Address: Schimmelpenninckstraat 36A 3135NZ Vlaardingen,
Netherlands


3. (C) Meanwhile one of our non-governmental contacts has
flagged the Al Maktabah Foundation as a possible front
organization for the Al Aqsa Foundation in the Netherlands.
Although our contact had no firm evidence linking the two
groups, he said that the behavior of Al Maktabah and Al Aqsa
are similar. For example, Al Aqsa Foundation often raised
funds at Palestinian rallies for which it was neither the
organizer nor the speaker. On 5/31-6/1 Al Maktabah was
fundraising at a Rotterdam festival at which The Dutch
Palestine Committee was the only political organization
authorized (in terms of actually having a permit) to
participate. We have no additional information linking Al
Aqsa Foundation with Al Maktabah Foundation. However, we
wanted to provide Washington agencies with the particulars on
this foundation should evidence of a link later emerge.

Stichting Al Maktabah
Address: Vierambachtsstraat 127b
3022AK Rotterdam
established 10/18/2002
Phone used as fundraising contact for Rotterdam festival:
0655570906

Chairman: Abouyakob Amer
Born November 16, 1980 Rotterdam
Address: Sint Mariastraat 134 B 2L
3014SR Rotterdam

Secretary/Treasurer: Hadba, Abdulmunim

SIPDIS
Born October 6, 1966, Aleppo, Syria
Address: Venkel 139
7443GC Nijverdal

Board Member: El Abbas, Abdellah
Born: 1951, Ouled Moussa, Morocco
Staringplein 43
3027E Rotterdam

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