Three UK charities fund Hamas charitable front
Three UK charities involved with Syrian ‘aid convoy’ efforts – Children in Deen, the Abu Faisal Trust and One Nation – are funding projects in Gaza run by the Al-Falah Benevolent Society (a.k.a. Al-Falah Society or Al-Falah Charitable Society). The Al-Falah Society is one of “Hamas’s charitable societies”, according to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center.
The OPEC Fund for International Development notes that it is funded by “institutions in the Arab, Islamic and international world who believe in the right of the Palestinian people to liberate their land”. It is run by Ramadan Tamboura (aka Ramadan Tanbura), who Ha’aretz newspaper reports is “a well-known Hamas figure”.
One Nation is part of the Aid for Syria convoy, which, as Stand for Peace has previously uncovered, is involved with a number of key extremist preachers in the UK. Aid for Syria convoys include trucks named after the convicted terrorist Aafia Siddiqui, whom Robert S. Mueller, director of the FBI, has described as “an al-Qaeda operative and facilitator”. Posts and photographs on the official Aid for Syria Facebook page claim that Siddiqui is locked up “unjustly” and show activists holding placards with her name at humanitarian installations.
In March, it emerged that an aid convoy organised by Children in Deen, based in Birmingham, was used by British suicide bomber Abdul Waheed Majeed to travel to war-torn Syria in July last year.