Ground Zero mosque backer has ties to Hamas

Sunday, September 05, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

Egyptian-born businessman Hisham Elzanaty, reportedly one of the largest financial contributors to the Ground Zero mosque project on the ruins of New York's World Trade Center, was revealed at the weekend to have past ties to Palestinian terror group Hamas.

According to Fox News, in 1999, Elzanaty donated more than $6,000 to the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF).

Two years later, a federal court shut down the HLF and designated it as a terror-supporting entity. In 2008, five former HLF officials were indicted for actively aiding Hamas terrorist activity against Israel.

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