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Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook

Born: 09 February 1951;

Place of Birth: Gaza, Egypt;

Passport: 92/664 (Egypt);

SSN: 523-33-8386 (United States);

Rank: Political Leader for Hamas (in Amman, Jordan and Damascus, Syria);

Address: Cairo, Egypt;

Known also as: Dr. Musa Abu-Marzuq; Sa’id Abu-Marzuq; Mousa Mohamed Abou Marzook; Musa Abu Marzouk; Musa Abu Marzuk; Abu-‘Umar.


Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook earned a degree in engineering from Ein Shams University (Cairo) in 1977. In 1983 he moved to the United States.

Soon after arriving in the U.S., Marzook became affiliated with the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a front organization for Hamas.

By the late 1980s, Marzook had become chairman of IAP’s advisory committee.

Marzook organized the formation of the:

• Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) – in the summer 2007 trial that examined evidence of the Holy Land Foundation‘s fundraising efforts on behalf of Hamas, the U.S. government released a list of approximately 300 of HLF’s “unindicted co-conspirators” and “joint venturers”—many of whom were affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

• United Association for Studies and Research (UASR) – an Islamist think tank with ties to Hamas.

In 1991 Marzook was elected chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau. Today he serves as Hamas’s deputy political bureau chief.

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