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Cablegate: Visas Viper: October 2009 Monthly Activity Report

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SUBJECT: VISAS VIPER: OCTOBER 2009 MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT

1. Visas Viper

2. The following information is provided for watch-listing purposes
as the Department and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
deem appropriate.

3. The source for all Visas Viper submissions includes Jerusalem RSO
sources, to include both Israeli and Palestinian security contacts,
government officials and publications.

4. COMMENT: According to United Press International (UPI), Legal
Permanent Resident (LPR) Ismail Algawasmi living in Richfield,
Minnesota, was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on
or about October 23, 2009 after a U.S. customs official learned
Alqawasmi was wanted in Minnesota for allegedly making "terroristic
threats." Specifics about the alleged threats were not reported.
Algawasmi arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on a
Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from Amman, Jordan.

NAME: Algawasmi, Ismail Hashem
DOB: 10 JUL 1973
GENDER: Male
POB: XWB
NATIONALITY: PAL
CLASS HITS: Yes

5. COMMENT: PA security services arrested five Palestine Liberation
Jihad (PIJ) members in the Jenin area in the northern West Bank on
or about October 28, 2009. According to PA security services, the
arrests came after an investigation of an active PIJ cell in the
northern West Bank areas. The group was said to be making pipe
bombs and preparing to destabilize the security situation in the
Jenin area. One of those arrested was named as Sharif Tahayna, who
was subsequently released on October 30, 2009. Palestine Liberation
Jihad is a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.

NAME: Tahayna, Sharif Mohye Al-Dein
DOB: 1969 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: JORD
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: PIJ member
CLASS HITS: Yes

6. COMMENT: According to a statement released by Hamas, several
Hamas members were released from an Israeli prison on November 2,
2009, including four Palestinian Legislative Council members. Those
Hamas members released following their 42-month terms in prison
include: Hatem Qafisha, Khalil Raba'i, Samir Al-Qadi, Mahmoud Dawod
Mahmoud Al-Khatib, Wael Al Husseni (Abu Khaled), Mohammad Ismail
Othman Al Tul, and Mahir Badir. Hamas is a designated Foreign
Terrorist Organization. Pictures of these individuals are available
upon request.

NAME: Qafisha, Hatem Rabah Rashed
DOB: 12 DEC 1960
GENDER: Male
POB: JORD
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Al-Qadi, Samir Saleh Ibrahim
DOB: 1956 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: JORD
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Raba'I, Khalil Mousa
DOB: 1952 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: JORD
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Bader, Mohammad Maher Yossef
DOB: 1956 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: JORD
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Al-Khatib, Mahmoud Dawod Mahmoud
DOB: 1972 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: XWB
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Al Husseni (Abu Khaled), Wael
DOB: 25 SEP 1962
GENDER: Male
POB: JORD
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Al Tul (Abu Ismail), Mohammad Ismail Othman
DOB: 06 JUN 1966
GENDER: Male
POB: XWB
NATIONALITY: JORD
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

7. COMMENT: Israeli Defense Force Central Command ordered Eliav
Eliyahu from Yitzhar settlement to stay out of the West bank for six
months. According to press reports, the order was issued in October
2009 in response to Eliyahu's harassment of Palestinians, including
preventing olive harvests and torching Palestinian agricultural
fields. According to press reports, the order is based on Shin Bet
information, since Israeli National Police could not provide
evidence that would stand up in court.

NAME: Eliyahu, Eliav
DOB: 1990 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: Unknown
NATIONALITY: Israeli
CLASS HITS: No

8. COMMENT: Mohammed Harwish, head of Hamas' military wing in the
West Bank town of Tulkarm, was arrested around October 8, 2009 in
the village of Surif in the Hebron hills on suspicion of being
related to a 2002 bombing in Netanya. The operation also captured
his deputy, Adnan Samara. Hamas is a designated Foreign Terrorist
Organization.

NAME: Harwish, Mohammed
DOB: 1983 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: XWB
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

NAME: Samara, Adnan
DOB: 1984 (e)
GENDER: Male
POB: XWB
NATIONALITY: PAL
POSITION: Member of Hamas
CLASS HITS: Yes

9. COMMENT: According to Israeli Police reports, Amjad M.J. Okal was
arrested and sentenced by Israeli Defense Forces for offenses in
Gaza between December 1987 and February 1989 including: placing
explosives with the intention to cause death, illegal membership in
the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP),
incitement, stone throwing, and multiple assaults. These incidents
took place. Okal served 77 months in prison for these offenses.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine is a designated
Foreign Terrorist Organization. Okal is now an employee of the
Palestinian Authority.

NAME: Okal, Amjad M.J.
DOB: 19 JUN 1971
GENDER: Male
POB: XGZ
NATIONALITY: PAL
National ID: 909521320
POSITION: Membership in the PFLP
CLASS HITS: Yes

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