Ex-Israel Official Says Arab Bank Was Lender For Hamas Heads

Law360, New York (August 28, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A former Israeli military intelligence officer on Thursday told a federal jury in New York that Arab Bank PLC did business with top officials of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, including its co-founder and spiritual leader, who was a designated terrorist at the time.

As the trial of the Jordanian lender continued in a Brooklyn courthouse over allegations it funneled money to families of suicide bombers and provided material support for Hamas, which is deemed to be a terrorist organization by much of the West, retired Israeli Defense Force official Arieh Dan Spitzen said he had identified several wire transfers that...

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