Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Info:
Hamas is designated as terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);

Funding from Iran, Hamas managed to allocate at a cost of $60 million Receive military style training, including training in Iran and in Syria;

Iran in the 1980s began by providing 10% of Hamas’s funding, which it increased annually until by the 1990s it supplied $30 million, and It accounted for $22 million, over a quarter of Hamas’s budget by the late 2000s;

Iran-backed Hezbollah is helping Hamas build rocket factories and training camps;

Iran gave Hamas an estimated $13–15 million in 2011 as well as access to long-range missiles;

The US imposed sanctions on Iran’s Bank Saderat, alleging it had funneled hundreds of millions to Hamas;

Rocket attacks by Hamas on Israel have been condemned by Human rights organizations as war crimes, both because they usually take aim at civilians and because the weapons’ inaccuracy would disproportionately endanger civilians even if military targets were chosen. After Operation Pillar of Defense, Human Rights Watch stated that armed Palestinian groups fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities, violating international humanitarian law, and that statements by Palestinian groups that they deliberately targeted Israeli civilians demonstrated an “intent to commit war crimes”. HRW’s Middle East director Sarah Leah Whitson said that Palestinian groups made clear that “harming civilians was their aim” and said that launching rockets at populated areas had no legal justification. International humanitarian law prohibits deliberate attacks on civilians and intentional violations can be war crimes. According to Human Rights Watch, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups have launched thousands of rockets into Israel since 2001, killing 15 civilians, wounding many more, and posing an ongoing threat to the nearly 800,000 Israeli civilians who live and work in the weapons’ range;

The Israeli government released a video compiled mostly from Arab news sources showing Palestinian children under the age of 15 going through military training and carrying and firing arms. The video’s narration explains that Hamas indoctrinates these child combatants and that Hamas operators send the children “on missions from which they would not risk their own lives”. According to the Israeli government, the children are used as spotters, to transport explosives and weapons, sent to play in areas to deter Israeli attacks and are sent unknowingly with explosive devices in their schoolbags to be blown up in the vicinity of Israelis. The United Nations defines the use of children for military purposes as a war crime and a form of slavery;

Ideology:
Palestinian nationalism
Sunni Islamism
Islamic nationalism
Islamic fundamentalism
Anti-Zionism
Antisemitism

Founder:
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi
Mahmoud Zahar

Established:
1987

Country:
Palestine

Headquarters:
Gaza, Palestine
Doha,Qatar

Website:
hamas.ps/en

E-mail:
info@hamas.ps

People of Interest:
Fawzi Barhoum as Spokesperson
Ismail Haniya as Chief of the Political Bureau
Khaled Mashal as Chief of the Political Bureau
Mousa Abu Marzouq as Deputy Chief of the Political Bureau
Khaled Mashal as Deputy Chief of the Political Bureau

Reason for the color:
» Treasury Sanctions Major Hamas Leaders, Financial Facilitators and a Front Company;
» Designated as terrorist organization by OFAC;
» Funding from Iran, Hamas managed to allocate at a cost of $60 million Receive military style training, including training in Iran and in Syria;
Iran in the 1980s began by providing 10% of Hamas’s funding, which it increased annually until by the 1990s it supplied $30 million, and It accounted for $22 million, over a quarter of Hamas’s budget by the late 2000s;


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Entities affiliated with Designated / Sanctioned / Illicit entities.
 
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Entities in a problematic sector - Sector controlled by the Top Alert entities.
 
GENERAL ALERT
Legitimate entities - we cannot determine whether an entity is completely green, and that is due to the facts that the Iranian economy is not transparent enough for us. Be sure.