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03THEHAGUE1954 2003-08-05 07:15:00 SECRET Embassy The Hague
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TERRORIST FINANCE: DUTCH COMMENTS ON AL AQSA

Tags:   ETTC PTER NL EUN 
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S E C R E T THE HAGUE 001954

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESC/ESP/GLASS, S/CT/FOX, EUR/ERA/PARKER,
IO/PHO/PEREZ
TREASURY FOR AUFHAUSER, ZARATE, MURDEN
JUSTICE FOR OIA/FRIEDMAN
BRUSSELS ALSO FOR LEGATT
NSC FOR PETERS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/05/2013
TAGS: ETTC PTER NL EUN
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: DUTCH COMMENTS ON AL AQSA
FOUNDATION DESIGNATION

REF: STATE 223277

Classified By: Acting Economic Counselor Todd Kushner Reason 1.5 (b) an
d (d)

(S) Dutch officials told us that the Netherlands proposed in
the EU clearinghouse that the entirety of the Al Aqsa
Foundation be designated. Other member states thwarted this
proposal by arguing that the Dutch had presented no evidence
indicating that Al Aqsa Foundation is an organic entity and
claimed that there was insufficient evidence linking Al Aqsa
Foundation branches outside the Netherlands to terrorist
activity. The Dutch claim that the French representative
asserted that there is no evidence linking the French branch
with Hamas. Faced with such opposition, the Dutch scaled
back their request to designation of the Al Aqsa Foundation
Netherlands branch only. The Dutch branch was subsequently
designated by the EU. Absent further details regarding
terrorist-related activities by Al Aqsa Foundation in other
EU countries or evidence showing Al Aqsa Foundation operates
as a unified organization, the Dutch see little prospect that
the clearinghouse will in the near future designate
additional Al Aqsa Foundation branches.
RUSSEL