Malmö: al-Aqsa foundation charged with financing terrorism

Malmö: al-Aqsa foundation charged with financing terrorism

The chairman for the Malmö association al-Aqsa Spannmål (Al-Aqsa Grain Foundation) [Khaled al-Yousef] was charged Thursday at the Malmö court for having financed terrorism in Israel.

According to the prosecution, in five years the association sent millions to various committees in Gaza and the West Bank, writes Sydsvenskan.  According to the association's own data, this was humanitarian aid to Palestinians, but according to the deputy chief prosecutor Agneta Hilding Qvarnström, the money did not reach needy children but rather Hamas terrorists.

More than two years of investigative work are behind the prosecution.  Among the 75 pieces of evidence are tapped conversations which the prosecutor thinks prove that the chairman knew that both martyrs and Hamas were supported by the association.

In a similar process in Denmark, the al-Aqsa movement was acquitted, but Agneta Hilding Qvarnström set up the process in a different way.  Among other things, the Swedish prosecution is building on documentation from Israel to a lesser extent.

Source: SR (Swedish)

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