Bank of China is funding Hamas ?

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  1. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    The Bank of China (BOC) denied Thursday reported allegations that it helped funnel millions of dollars to Palestinian group Hamas.

    "The Bank of China has always strictly followed the UN's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing requirements and regulations in China and other judicial areas where we operate," the bank said on its website.

    "We strictly ban any financial service for any terrorist organisation."

    The Wall Street Journal reported that five families of eight Israeli high school students who died in a shooting in Jerusalem in March 2008 filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the bank seeking $1 billion in damages and compensation.


    According to the report, the civil lawsuit was filed in New York state court and alleges that the Hamas leadership processed transfers worth several million dollars from 2003 via BOC's branches in the United States.

    The suit claims the money was sent to a BOC account in China linked to Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad before being forwarded to Hamas and other groups in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and used for terror attacks, the newspaper reported.

    "The Bank of China has noted relevant reports in the press," the BOC statement said. "The accusations in the reports cited are groundless."

    The Wall Street Journal, citing an Israeli law center representing the families, said that the students died when an alleged member of an Islamic terrorist organisation opened fire on the grounds of a Jewish educational institute in Jerusalem.

    Scrutiny of alleged links between international banks and terror groups and states that are accused of sponsoring them has been increasing.


    Bank of China denies channelling funds to Hamas
     
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  3. uvbar

    uvbar Regular Member

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    china is playing on the side of terrorism and on the side of people who have drained the humanity in the middle east. china will pay . the inception of its fall is near.
     
  4. blank_quest

    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    learn to make diplomatic statements like - China must keep a check on all 'unwarranted courses of excesses' in form of 'institutional spillover of the resources' that may 'alter' regional peace in global linkages.:laugh:
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is not a surprise that China funds Hamas or any other terrorist organisations.

    It is China's national policy not to interfere with the internal matters of another country.
     
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    amoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    eh, When did Hamas become a terrorist organization??? Weren't they democratically elected in Gaza Strip (at least?)?

    Don't obfuscate the issue pls, needless to say the story Bank of China funding Hamas is not yet verified

    Qatar visit hands Hamas major victory, reflects Muslin Brotherhood's growing influence - Page 2 - aberdeennews.com

    Hamas' Russia visit: Israel calm - Israel News, Ynetnews

    Are u going to call Qatar and Russia supporting terrorism??
     
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    blank_quest Senior Member Senior Member

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    There are many people from India who visited Hizbullah, That don't makes them supporting them either unless provided a fund :D
     
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    ooooops India, let's see what Wikileaks has to say The Hindu : News / The India Cables : 110122: India balancing relations with Israel and Hamas

     
  9. Ray

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    The European Union, the United States, Canada, Israel and Japan classify Hamas as a terrorist organization, while the Arab nations, as well as some other countries including Russia and Turkey, do not.

    Hamas Charter affirmed in 1988 that Hamas was founded to liberate Palestine from Israeli occupation and to establish an Islamic state in the area that is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

    The intent to use force against another country as a avowed State policy itself is fundamentally an antithesis to promoting international stability and internationally agreed principle.

    However, in international interaction many countries turn the Nelson's eye for their own National geopolitical aim, which in no way absolves them from abetting and encouraging violent ways to achieve their aim.

    The term Uyghurstan tend to envision a state for the Uyghur people. Those groups that adopt this terminology tended to be allied with the Soviet Union while it still existed (Indeed, Russia incited and aided the rebellion in attempt to annex these regions in the future). Since then some of the leaders of these groups have remained in Russia, Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan, or have emigrated to Europe and North America. It is worth noting that none of these identities are exclusive. Some groups support more than one such orientation. It is common to support both an Islamic and Turkic orientation for Xinjiang, for example, the founders of independent Republic in Kashgar in 1933 used names Turkic Islamic Republic of East Turkestan, Eastern Turkestan Republic and Republic of Uyghurstan at the same time.

    So, given your logic about Russia supporting Hamas would mean that Russia is right in supporting movements wanting Uyghurstan.

    So China is wrong to condemn those wanting a homeland for Uighurs and that they are not terrorists.
     
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    for starter, is this the government funding or actually terroist. i doubt china would do anything to jepordize relation with israel for no benefit. sounds fake to me
     
  12. no smoking

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    Obviously, this is CIA and Mossad's fault!
    BOC has no experience and no expertise to identify what money is coming from an anti-american or anti-israel organisation.
    They should warn BOC before all these happen!
     

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