US Posts $10 Million Bounty for Hamas Financiers

(State Dept.,
January 5, 2024

The U.S. government is offering $10 million for information about the Hamas terror group's chief financiers, according to a Friday morning notice from the State Department.

In the wake of the Iran-backed terror group's Oct. 7 slaughter of more than 1,200 Israelis, the State Department is prioritizing efforts aimed at disrupting Hamas's financial channels, which stretch across the region, including into Sudan, Iran, and Turkey.

The department will provide the award to anyone who can offer information about "any source of revenue for Hamas or its key financial facilitation mechanisms," including "major Hamas donors or financial facilitators" and any banking institutions that are funneling cash to the terror group. The U.S. government also seeks information about businesses controlled by Hamas and front companies used to launder money into the terror group's coffers.

The $10 million bounty is part of a new U.S. push to crack down on Hamas's revenue streams as the terror group wages war on Israel. The American government is seeking information on several top Hamas officials who have ties to Iran and other Arab countries known to support terrorism against the Jewish state.

One of the financiers named in the bounty notice, Muhammad Ahmad 'Abd Al-Dayim Nasrallah, is "a longtime Hamas operative with close ties to Iranian entities," according to the State Department. He is responsible for transferring "tens of millions of dollars to Hamas," including to the group's military wing.

The State Department is also seeking information on three Turkey-based Hamas financiers who run the organization's investment portfolios.

Another Hamas operative in Sudan, Abdelbasit Hamza Elhassan Mohamed Khair, "has managed numerous companies in Hamas's investment portfolio and was previously involved in the transfer of almost $20 million to Hamas," according to information provided by the State Department. Hamza also has ties to the al Qaeda terror group and companies once run by Osama bin Laden.