A Hotel Company Could Find Itself in Hot Water for Hosting a Hamas Event (The Weekly Standard)

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By Jenna Lifhits

As Hamas readies to introduce its new charter at a swanky Qatar hotel Monday, according to a publicly available invitation, the company that owns the hotel is coming under scrutiny.

The Intercontinental Hotels Group franchises or operates dozens of properties in America, and hosting the Hamas meeting could be in violation of a U.S. law that prohibits material support for terrorism, legal and terror finance experts told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

Central to the meeting will be the “official declaration of the political document of the Hamas movement (the document of principles and general policies),” according to an independent translation. Hamas is a designated foreign terror organization.

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