THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities arrested a person and his daughter on suspicion of sending thousands and thousands of euros to organizations linked to the Palestinian militant group Hamas, prosecutors stated on Monday.
The 55-year-old man and his 25-year-old daughter from the city of Leidschendam on the outskirts of The Hague on June 22 have been detained on suspicion of breaching sanctions rules by funding the militant group that runs the Gaza Strip.
The general public prosecution workplace stated in an announcement that the pair are suspected of sending about 5.5 million euros ($6 million) to our bodies “associated to the group Hamas, which was sanctioned in 2003.”
The daddy and daughter “are additionally suspected of collaborating in a prison group whose objective is to assist Hamas financially,” the prosecution assertion stated. They continue to be in custody. Their names weren’t launched, consistent with Dutch privateness rules.
Searches by Dutch authorities of a house in Leidschendam and a enterprise in Rotterdam uncovered money — which was seized — and a checking account holding 750,000 euros ($820,000), prosecutors stated.
They added that the person and girl have been seemingly concerned in a basis that supported Hamas financially, persevering with the work of one other basis that had been positioned on a sanctions record. They didn’t title the foundations.
“There isn’t a formal presence of Hamas within the Netherlands. Even so, there are a number of pro-Palestinian and pro-Gaza organizations within the Netherlands which might be an necessary hyperlink within the worldwide community that collects cash for Hamas,” the assertion stated.