Exclusive translation: The Daily Mail newspaper said that three senior Hamas leaders – Musa Abu Marzouk, Khaled Mashal and Ismail Haniyeh each have a net worth of more than $3 billion.
Senior Hamas leaders
The British newspaper reported, citing the German magazine Bild, that there are four Hamas officials who have become particularly wealthy over the years – the trio Abu Marzouk, Khaled Mashal and Ismail Haniyeh – as well as a fourth named Younis Qafisha, and Haniyeh is believed to be the richest of the three, despite his promise. At one time he lived only on olive oil and thyme spice. .
Haniyeh, 61, a father of 13, has been in hiding since 2019 and lives a life of luxury in luxury hotels in Qatar and Turkey.
He noted that he often travels between Tehran, Istanbul, Moscow and Cairo on his private plane to meet leaders of friendly countries, and two of his sons Moaz and Abdul Salam are often seen in Instagram posts lying on hotel beds. in Istanbul or Doha. .
The newspaper reports that Khaled Meshaal (67), former head of the political bureau of the Hamas movement, fled Damascus to escape the Arab Spring in Syria, and now lives, like Haniyeh, in Qatar. From there, he handled real estate and financial transactions for Hamas, and when he fled Syria, the Bild newspaper reported that he had obtained $1.5 billion from Hamas headquarters in Damascus. His net worth is estimated at $4 billion.
Musa Abu Marzouk
The newspaper adds that Musa Abu Marzouk, 72, is another senior Hamas figure. He is considered the number two of the group, a sort of Foreign Minister, and after spending 14 years in the United States – where he was arrested in 1995 on charges of activities supporting terrorism and deported two years later – he moved to Jordan, then Syria, then Cairo in 2012. .
Despite his arrest, he kept his money, and today the Bild newspaper reported that his fortune is estimated at $2 billion, while his wealth is estimated at $3 billion.