November 2005 - February 2006

November 2005 - February 2006

United States

 

  • February 2006: The Treasury Department designated five individuals and four entities as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) for their role in financing the Al-Qaeda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). The  designated individuals include Abd al-Rahman al-Faqih, a senior LIFG leader involved in the provision of false passports and money to LIFG members and found guilty in Morocco for his role in the May 2003 Casablanca suicide bombings; Ghuma Abd’rabbah, an associate of LIFG leader Abd al-Rahman al-Faqih and a trustee of the LIFG-affiliated international charity Sanabel Relief Agency Limited (SRA); Abdulbaqi Mohammed Khaled, LIFG member and a director of SRA; Tahir Nasuf, LIFG member and a director of SRA; and Mohammed Benhammedi, LIFG financier. The designated entities include Sara Properties Limited, Meadowbrook Investments Limited, and Ozlam Properties Limited, real estate and property agencies in which Mohammed Benhammedi plays a leadership role; and Sanabel Relief Agency Limited, a British-based international charity that provides support to LIFG jihadist activities.

  • February 2006: The Treasury Department ordered U.S. banks to freeze the assets of, and barred U.S. citizens from doing business with, the Ohio-based NGO KindHearts, for its alleged ties to Hamas and Hamas-affiliated organizations.

  • March 2006: The Administration designated Al-Manar, the satellite television station of Hezbollah, and Al-Nour, its radio station, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).

  • April 2006: The Administration added the aliases Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) and Idara Khidmat-e-Khalq (IKK) to the Specially Designated Global Terrorist Designation (SDGT) of Lashkhar-e-Tayyiba (LET).The Treasury Department added four leaders of Jemaah Islamiyah – Abdullah Anshori, Abu Bakar Ba’asyir, Gun Gun Rusman Gunawan and Taufik Rifki – to its list of SDGTs.

  • May-June 2006: The House of Representatives and the Senate overwhelmingly passed the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act, which prohibits U.S. aid to and contacts with the Hamas-led Palestinian government until it renounces violence, recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state and accepts all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements.

  • May 2006: The State Department designated Venezuela as “Not Fully Cooperating with U.S. Anti-Terrorism Efforts,” a designation that will end all commercial arms sales to Venezuela.

  • May 2006: Federal authorities deported Sameeh Hammoudeh, 46, to Jordan, where he crossed into the West Bank to join his family in Ramallah. Hammoudeh was charged with raising money in Tampa, Florida, for Palestinian Islamic Jihad. He was acquitted in December 2005.

  • June 2006: Seattle-area mosque leader Abrahim Sheikh Mohamed, under investigation for possible ties to terrorist groups, agreed to be deported. He was arrested in November 2005 and charged with lying to obtain legal asylum status after coming to the U.S. in 2000.

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