Private jets, cushy hotels how Hamas bosses live in luxury
They are living the Hamas high life.
While the people of Gaza live in poverty and have suffered under the horrors of Hamas, the terror group’s leaders apparently are living high on the hog.
Israeli officials say Hamas leaders are billionaires, amassing an overwhelming jackpot of terror money for themselves.
“It’s just really the numbers that are shocking, looking at the sheer amount of money that some of these terror chiefs have been able to sock away,” Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at The Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Fox News.
“There is no accountability in these countries that support terrorism, that are effectively state sponsors of terrorism. They could care less whether the Hamas leaders are doing things that are unjust.”
Hamas bosses Khaled Mashaal and Ismail Haniyeh are worth an estimated $4 billion each, and political bureau leader Mousa Abu Marzouk is worth $3 billion.
“The longer they stay away from the Gaza Strip, the more they live in the lap of luxury,” Schanzer said.
The terror group is estimated to earn more than $1 billion a year from a global network that includes cryptocurrency, real estate, legitimate business and taxing and extorting Gaza residents. The U.S. Treasury department has slapped sanctions of dozens of Hamas honchos, but the vast number of shell companies and financial maneuvering has made Hamas one of the richest terrorist organizations in the world.
Photos show Hamas leader Mashaal playing table tennis, as well as squeezing in a workout on a treadmill in what appears to be a hotel gym.
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