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Posted on Sep 6, 2013

Education Aid for Palestinians

Education Aid for Palestinians

 

Education Aid for Palestinians (EAP) is a British charity, established in 1993, that claims “to help Palestinians through education and training.”[1] According to the NEFA Foundation, it has been a member of the Union of Good, a coalition of charities designated by the US Treasury Department as a terrorist entity “created by Hamas … in order to facilitate the transfer of funds to Hamas.”[2] EAP lists the Hamas-controlled Islamic University of Gaza as a partner institution on its website,[3] and is proscribed in Israel as “part of Hamas’s fundraising network.”[4] Its trustees are Munir Ashi, Zaher Birawi and Moin Shubib.[5]

Munir Ashi is Chairman of the Dar ul-Isra Mosque in Cardiff. In his sermons, he has said that “Israel very soon will disappear, inshallah [God willing].”[6] He is reportedly a member of the Muslim Association of Britain,[7] a branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK.[8]

Zaher Birawi is a fugitive Hamas activist who fled to Britain in the 1990s and now serves as the terrorist organisation’s West Bank representative, according to the Meir Amit Intelligence & Terrorism Information Center.[9] He is a senior member of Viva Palestina, and has been photographed seated next to Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh at a ceremony in the Gaza Strip. [10]

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Moin Shubib is another fugitive Hamas activist, formerly in charge of the organisation’s Central Sector (Ramallah-Jerusalem).[11] In a 1994 interview with the FBI, he confessed to supporting Hamas both politically and financially.[12] The FBI had previously recorded him telling an audience in Philadelphia, “We don’t want children of our community, in Islamic and non-Islamic schools, one day surrendering to the issue of peace with Jews.”[13]



[1] http://www.eap.org.uk/en/about-eap-2

[2] http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/hp1267.aspx

[3] http://www.eap.org.uk/en/our-partners

[4] http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/PressRoom/2008/Pages/Defense%20Minister%20signs%20order%20banning%20Hamas-affiliated%20charitable%20organizations%207-Jul-2008.aspx

[5] See charity profile on www.charitycommission.gov.uk

[6] http://youtu.be/nxQ4CKg83vE

[7] http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/time-stand-together-peace-2320815

[8] http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101122/text/101122w0003.htm

[9] http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/en/article/18025

[10] http://hurryupharry.org/2011/06/10/munir-ashi-cardiff-and-hamas/

[11] www.investigativeproject.org/documents/case_docs/466.pdf

[12] Ibid.

[13] http://web.archive.org/web/20110616143032/http://www.free-ashqar.org/archives/update11192006.htm

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