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Dollars for Terror: The Holy Land Foundation's Illegal Scheme To Fund Hamas

October 17, 2023


In the wake of the recent Hamas terrorist attack that killed more than 1,300 Israelis, my True Crime Reporter® podcast opened its investigative archive on the Gaza-based group's past fundraising and recruitment in the United States.

After my embedded assignment with the U.S. Army during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, investigative producer Todd Bensman and I focused on how terrorists were using the Internet to raise money and recruit followers.

Our investigation uncovered a monthly online magazine called Alsunnah that solicited suicide bombers to attack American and coalition troops in Iraq and Israelis.

In this episode, you will hear how we tracked the origins of the web magazine from a Dallas suburb and its links to the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation, which illegally raised money for Hamas across America. 

The foundation aimed to create an Islamic Palestinian state by eliminating the State of Israel through violent jihad. We obtained secret fundraising event recordings documenting their open declaration to kill Jews. A Holy Land leader referred to a suicide bombing as “a beautiful operation.”

Listen as we track a deadly terrorist campaign from Dallas to the United Kingdom. 

In the 18 years since my original reporting, you will hear that the objective of Hamas remains the same…Kill Jews. 

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