Treasury Department Sanctions Three Key Hezbollah Members


This week, the United States Treasury placed sanctions on three Lebanese men and two companies they work with for their “key” roles as part of the terrorist group Hezbollah and its support network.

According to Arutz Sheva, the U.S. Treasury said real estate businessman Adham Tabaja is a member of Hezbollah and his Al-Inmaa group of companies is used by Hezbollah for investments and holding properties. Kassem Hejeij — who works for Tabaja and provides financial support to Hezbollah — and Husayn Ali Faour work for the Car Care Center, which Faour manages.

The Treasury reportedly said the sanctions on these men and companies display the “continued exploitation of the legitimate commercial sector for financial, organizational, and material support… which enable the group to carry out acts of terrorism.”

The Car Care Center reportedly helps the terrorist organization with its transportation needs. Faour is reportedly a member of “Islamic Jihad” which is one of Hezbollah’s several branches.

Last year, Arutz Sheva reported that the Obama Administration has been providing aid to Hezbollah indirectly in an attempt to combat the terrorist organization’s Sunni rivals the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) and also in an attempt to exchange sensitive intelligence information.

Hezbollah is politically aligned with the governments of Iran and Syria.

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