Mahmoud Amr

individual

Overview

  • Former director for Al-Aqsa (International) Foundation
  • Member of Hamas

Born in 1957, Mahmoud Amr served as Chairman of the Al-Aqsa (International) Foundation, an Islamic charity that was closed by German authorities in August 2002 on suspicion that it was funneling money to Hamas. He also headed the Al-Aqsa Foundation’s Netherlands branch office. After his foundation was shuttered, Amr said: “That accusation [of the foundation’s terrorist connections] is false. We have supported neither Hamas nor any other organization. We help needy people.”

In May 2003 the U.S. Tresury Department identified Amr as “an active figure in Hamas.”

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