Doha – Qatar has been operating a weapons funding network from Europe to Hezbollah using gold shipments traded across Africa, according to a latest report by an Austrian-based think-tank group Mena-Watch.
Qatari officials coordinated the payments and offered protection for Doha-based Hezbollah financiers, according to the report released by Mena-Watch last Tuesday.
“General Dahlan al-Hamad used gold from Uganda to fund this arms trade,” Mena-Watch’s report cited a dossier from a former Western intelligence official Jason G. who spent more than 16 years investigating terror in the Middle East.
General Dahlan al-Hamad is currently the president of the Asian Athletics Association as well as the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) vice-president and the president of Qatar Athletics.
The western intelligence official Jason G., was directly interviewed by Mena-Watch, who has been leaking evidence that the Qatari regime was aware of Qatari groups funding Hezbollah — which is a designated terrorist organization by the countries like US and Germany.
Austria’s Die Presse magazine quoted Jason G. earlier this month that, Qatar has paid over half a billion dollars for the Houthi drone attacks against Saudi Arabia, and it has also financed Hezbollah and Muslim Brotherhood terror groups.
“With the knowledge of influential government officials, donations were generated by charities in Doha,” added Jason G.
The intelligence source highlighted the Qatari charity organizations like Qatar Charity, Sheikh Eid Charity and other Doha-based charity groups, who have funneled $500 million of funds to Hezbollah in 2020 alone.
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