Additional Information on Omar Ahmad

Omar Ahmad’s close ties to to the Holy Land Foundation were evidenced by a number of interactions that came to light during the trial. For example: (a) In February 1994, Ahmad called for a teleconference during which he tried to resolve a fundraising dispute between HLF and a Hamas activist; (b) in a 1999 phone call with HLF executive Shukri Abu Baker, Ahmad negotiated the amount of money that HLF would be required to pay one of its officials, Mohammed El-Mezain, for a number of fundraising trips he had made in recent years; and (c) also in 1999, Ahmad spoke with HLF official Haitham Maghawri regarding tens of thousands of dollars that Shukri Abu Baker had promised to pay Ahmad for his work on a particular project.

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