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Salih al-Aruri

Near East (North Africa and the Middle East)


Up to $5 million

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Rewards for Justice is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information on Salih al-Aruri, also known as Salih Muhammad Sulayman al-Aruri and Salih Suleiman. Al-Aruri is one of the founders of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing. In October 2017, he was elected deputy leader of the Hamas Political Bureau.

Al-Aruri funds and directs Hamas’military operations in the West Bank and has been linked to several terrorist attacks, hijackings, and kidnappings. In 2014, al-Aruri announced Hamas’ responsibility for the June 12, 2014 terrorist attack that kidnapped and killed three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank, including dual U.S.–Israeli citizen Naftali Fraenkel. He publicly praised the murders as a “heroic operation.”

On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated al-Aruri as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended. As a result of this designation, among other consequences, all property and interests in property of al-Aruri that are subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with al-Aruri. In addition, it is a crime to knowingly provide, or attempt or conspire to provide material support or resources to Hamas,
a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.



Date of Birth:

August 19, 1966

Place of Birth:

Ramallah, West Bank





Passport Number(s) and Country:

2525897 (Palestinian);3580327 (Palestinian)



Aliases/Alternative Name Spellings:

Salih Muhammad Sulayman al-Aruri;Salih al-Arouri;Saleh Muhammad Suleiman Al-Arouri;Salih Muhammad Sulayman;Salih Muhammad Sulayman;Abu Muhammad;Salih Dar Sulaiman;Salih Suleiman


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