Israel accuses World Vision's Gaza representative of funding Hamas

August 4, 2016 1:38 PM

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ASHKELON, Israel Israel accused U.S.-based Christian relief group World Vision's Gaza representative on Thursday of funneling millions of dollars in aid money to Hamas, charges that the Islamist militant group denied and the charity voiced scepticism over.

Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision's manager of operations in Gaza, was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into the enclave, which is under the de facto rule of Hamas, a group on the Israeli and U.S. terrorism blacklists.

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