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NatWest closes Interpal account

Last July the BBC’s Panorama investigated the links between Interpal– the charity for which George Galloway made a fool of himself on Big Brother– and the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas.

In 2003 the US Treasury Department designated Interpal as a “terrorist entity” for its connections to Hamas, freezing its assets in the United States and prohibiting transactions with US nationals.

Now the Friends of Al-Aqsa website reports that NatWest Bank is closing Interpal’s account in the UK.

The UK Charity Commission– which in the past has given Interpal a clean bill of health– has begun another investigation.

(Hat tip: Tim)

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