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World News | Dutch authorities detain father, daughter for allegedly funding Palestinian militant group Hamas


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THE HAGUE (Netherlands), June 26 (AP) Dutch authorities arrested a man and his daughter for allegedly sending millions to a group linked to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, prosecutors said Monday. EUR.

On June 22, a 55-year-old man and his 25-year-old daughter from Leizendam, a suburb of The Hague, were detained on suspicion of violating sanctions and funding armed groups that run the Gaza Strip.

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Prosecutors said in a statement that the two were suspected of sending about 5.5 million euros ($6 million) to organizations “linked to the Hamas group sanctioned in 2003.”

The father and daughter “are also suspected of being involved in a criminal organization whose purpose is to financially support Hamas,” a prosecutor’s statement said. They are still in custody. Their names have not been released under Dutch privacy laws.

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Dutch authorities searched a residence in Leidzendam and a business in Rotterdam and found cash (which was confiscated) and a bank account holding 750,000 euros ($820,000), prosecutors said.

They added that the man and woman may have been involved with a foundation that financially supported Hamas and continued the work of another foundation that was already on the sanctions list. They did not disclose the names of the foundations.

“Hamas has no official presence in the Netherlands. Even so, there are several pro-Palestinian and pro-Gaza organizations in the Netherlands that are important links in the international network that raises funds for Hamas.” (Associated Press)

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