OFAC Issues More Hamas-Related Sanctions
The Office of Foreign Assets Control last week announced its second round of Hamas-related sanctions after the terror group’s killings in Israel earlier this month, designating more Hamas-linked officials and financial networks. The agency sanctioned people helping Hamas evade sanctions, their companies and other entities with ties to the group.
Among those sanctioned were Hamas member Khaled Qaddoumi; Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force officials Ali Morshed Shirazi, Mostafa Mohammad Khani and Ali Ahmad Faizullahi; and the Gaza-based Al-Ansar Charity Association and its director Nasser Al Sheikh Ali. OFAC also designated Sudan-based Zawaya Group for Development and Investment Co. LTD, Spain-based company Zawaya Group for Development Investment Sociedad Limitada and Sudan-based Larrycom for Investment Co., which all have ties to Sudan-based Hamas financier Abdelbasit Hamza Elhassan Mohamed Khair. OFAC also sanctioned Turkey-based Alaeddin Senguler, Gulsah Yigidoglu and Arwa Mangoush, the three primary shareholders of Turkey-based Trend GYO, a previously sanctioned company that OFAC said is part of Hamas’ “investment portfolio.”