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Al-Aqsa International Foundation

Type: NGO;


The Al-Aqsa Foundation is an international charity established in 1997. The head office of the foundation was located in Aachen, Germany, until it was closed by the German authorities in July 2002.


Al-Aqsa is part of Hamas terrorist support infrastructure. Through its headquarters and branch offices in the (Rotterdam) Netherlands, (Copenhagen) Denmark, (Brussels) Belgium, (Malmo) Sweden, (Islamabad) Pakistan, (Johannesburg) South Africa, (San’a) Yemen and elsewhere, Al Aqsa funnels money collected for charitable purposes to Hamas terrorists.

Although, Al-Aqsa foundation didn’t acknowledge its association with Hamas, several ties have been confirmed.

Al-Moayad claimed to be the personal spiritual advisor of Osama bin Laden in the 1980s. However, Bin Laden allegedly issued a fatwa calling for Al-Moayad’s death after being publicly criticized by the cleric.

In 2003, Al-Moayad traveled to Germany to meet Mohamed Alanssi, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) informant, and a FBI undercover agent. Al-Moayad was recorded by the FBI at a Frankfurt hotel while promising to funnel about $2 milion to Hamas, and was eventually arrested by the German police at the request of the FBI.

Also, at a meeting in 2002, the cleric provided receipts to confirm the financial support of the Yemeni branch of the Al-Aqsa Foundation to the jihadist cause.

He provided receipts form Interpal and three other organizations. Interpal is a UK-based charity which is accused of supporting terrorism. Interpal is a member of the Union of Good, an umbrella organization consisting of over 50 Islamic charities and funds and funnel money to organizations belonging to Hamas. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated the Union of Good as a terrorist entity in 2008.

Both the “Al-Aqsa International Foundation” and the Yemeni branch of the Al-Aqsa Foundation, named “Al-Aqsa Islamic Charitable Society Yemen” were listed as member of the Union of Good.

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