US embassy cable - 96DAMASCUS4911

LIST OF HAMAS MEMBERS ACTIVE IN SYRIA

Identifier: 96DAMASCUS4911
Wikileaks: View 96DAMASCUS4911 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Damascus
Created: 1996-09-24 13:55:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL PTER SY IS
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
P 241355Z SEP 96
FM AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4160
INFO AMCONSUL JERUSALEM 
AMEMBASSY RIYADH 
AMEMBASSY AMMAN 
AMEMBASSY CAIRO 
AMEMBASSY NICOSIA 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY BEIRUT 
C O N F I D E N T I A L DAMASCUS 004911 
 
 
LONDON FOR TUELLER, PARIS FOR LEAF 
 
E.O.: 12958: DECL: 09/23/06 
TAGS:     PREL, PTER, SY, IS 
SUBJECT:  LIST OF HAMAS MEMBERS ACTIVE IN SYRIA 
 
1.  THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS AN ACTION REQUEST IN PARA 5. 
 
2. (U) CLASSIFIED BY CDA MARJORIE RANSOM, REASON: 1.5 
(B) AND (D). 
 
3. (C) IN A RECENT DISCUSSION ON TERRORIST GROUPS 
PRESENT IN SYRIA, A MIDLEVEL OFFICIAL OF THE SOCIALIST 
UNITY PARTY (STRICTLY PROTECT) GAVE US A LIST IN ARABIC 
OF MEMBERS OF HAMAS ACTIVE IN SYRIA.  HE GAVE US NO 
OTHER INFORMATION ON THESE PERSONS' ACTIVITIES OR 
POSITIONS IN HAMAS OR WHETHER THEY ARE STILL PRESENT IN 
SYRIA.  COMMENTS BY THE SAME CONTACT ON IRANIAN ARMS 
TRANSFERS TO HIZBALLAH AND THE WHEREABOUTS OF PKK 
LEADER ABDULLAH OCALAN ARE REPORTED SEPTEL. 
 
4.  THE FOLLOWING IS AN INFORMAL EMBASSY TRANSLATION OF 
THE SIXTEEN NAMES ON THE LIST: 
 
     ABDEL AL-RAHMAN MUTLAQ 'ABD AL-MAHDI 
     MAHMOUD SALEH JABER 
     'ARIF KHALIL ABU 'EID 
     RASIL MUHAMMAD GHARAIBA 
     RAJAH AL-KURDI 
     MUHAMMAD ABU FARIS 
     HAMAM 'ABD AL-RAHIM S'AID 
     MUHAMMAD 'AMRO 
     MUHAMMAD 'EID AL-SAHIB 
     YASIN DARAWKA 
     AL-'ABD KHALIL ABU 'EID 
     MUHAMMAD AL-MAJALI 
     MUHAMMAD NABIL TAHER 
     DIYAB 'AQL 
     SULTAN 'AQILIYA (OR 'AQAILEH) 
     SALAH 'ABD AL-FATAH AL-KHALDI (OR AL-KHALIDI) 
 
5.  WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH THIS CONTACT FOR FURTHER 
DETAILS AND ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE INFORMATION ON THIS 
LIST.  ACTION REQUEST FOR WASHINGTON: PLEASE ADVISE 
WHETHER ANY OF THE NAMES ON THIS LIST ARE KNOWN MEMBERS 
OF HAMAS.  END ACTION REQUEST. 
 
RANSOM 

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