April 6, 2017: OFAC adds 1 to terror list, updates TCO listings

Last Thursday, OFAC added the following person: 

AL-GHANDOUR, Abu Anas (a.k.a. AL-GHANDUR, Ahmad Naji; a.k.a. GHANDOUR, Ahmad; a.k.a. GHANDOUR, Ahmed; a.k.a. “ABU-ANAS”), Gaza, Palestinian; DOB 1967; POB Jaffa, Israel; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].

to its counter terrorism sanctions, and removed the following: 

HANRAHAN, Siobhan Ann, Shannon Airport House, Shannon Free Zone, Shannon, County Clare, Ireland; Meadow View, Clonlohan, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, Ireland; DOB May 1972 (individual) [TCO] (Linked To: PACNET HOLDINGS LIMITED; Linked To: PACNET SERVICES LTD.; Linked To: PACNET CONNECTIONS LIMITED; Linked To: PACNET SERVICES (IRELAND) LIMITED; Linked To: AEROPAY LIMITED; Linked To: PACNET EUROPE; Linked To: PACNET GROUP). 
 
MACBAIN, Donna Maria, Parkshot House, 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2PR, United Kingdom; DOB 01 Feb 1979 to 28 Feb 1979; nationality United Kingdom (individual) [TCO] (Linked To: COUNTING HOUSE SERVICES LTD.; Linked To: PACNET SERVICES LTD.; Linked To: PACNET GROUP).

from its transnational criminal organizations (TCO) program. Additionally, the following TCO listing was updated: 

COUNTING HOUSE SERVICES LTD. (a.k.a. UK COUNTING HOUSE LTD.), 595 Howe Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5, Canada; 410-900 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V672M4, Canada; 4410-900 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4, Canada; 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2PR, United Kingdom; 43 Princeton Highstown Rd., Suite D, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550, United States; Tel Aviv, Israel; Website http://www.countinghouseservices.com; alt. Website http://www.countinghouseltd.com; Registration ID 31000078006605 (United States); alt. Registration ID 31000078141851 (United States); alt. Registration ID M10716144 (Canada); Company Number 09835705 (United Kingdom); alt. Company Number BC0853818 (Canada) [TCO] (Linked To: MACBAIN, Donna Maria; Linked To: PACNET SERVICES LTD.; Linked To: FERRARI, Raffaella; Linked To: DAVIS, Robert Paul; Linked To: PACNET GROUP). -to- COUNTING HOUSE SERVICES LTD. (a.k.a. UK COUNTING HOUSE LTD.), 595 Howe Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T5, Canada; 410-900 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V672M4, Canada; 4410-900 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2M4, Canada; 5 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2PR, United Kingdom; 43 Princeton Highstown Rd., Suite D, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550, United States; Tel Aviv, Israel; Website http://www.countinghouseservices.com; alt. Website http://www.countinghouseltd.com; Registration ID 31000078006605 (United States); alt. Registration ID 31000078141851 (United States); alt. Registration ID M10716144 (Canada); Company Number 09835705 (United Kingdom); alt. Company Number BC0853818 (Canada) [TCO] (Linked To: PACNET SERVICES LTD.; Linked To: FERRARI, Raffaella; Linked To: DAVIS, Robert Paul; Linked To: PACNET GROUP).

Lastly, Treasury issued the foillowing press release about the new terror listing:

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 6, 2017

 

The Department of State has designated Abu Anas al-Ghandour as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. As a consequence of this designation, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions or dealings with Ghandour, and all of his property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction is frozen.

Abu Anas al-Ghandour is a military commander for the Foreign Terrorist Organization and SDGT group, Hamas. He leads a Hamas brigade in Gaza and has been involved in many terrorist operations. Ghandour was involved in the 2006 attack on the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) outpost at the Kerem Shalom border crossing, which killed two IDF soldiers and wounded four others, and led to the kidnapping of dual French-Israeli citizen, Corporal Gilad Shalit. Ghandour has also served on the Hamas Shura Council and political bureau.

Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Ghandour has committed or poses a significant risk of committing acts of terrorism. Designations expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and result in denial of access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist or complement the law enforcement actions of other U.S. agencies and other governments.

A list of State Department-designated FTOs and SDGTs is available here: http://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/index.htm.

Identifiers:

Name: Abu Anas al-Ghandour
AKA: Ahmed Ghandour
AKA: Ahmad Ghandour
AKA: Ahmad Naji al-Ghandur
Aka: Abu-Anas
DOB: Circa 1967
POB: Jaffa, Israel
Location: Gaza Strip

Link:

OFAC Notice

State Department Press Release

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