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Posted on 07/15/2013 2:17:11 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
Relief organization that allegedly supported Hamas suspends operations after CIBC closes bank accounts
TORONTOA humanitarian relief organization that lost its charity status two years ago over its alleged support for Hamas said Monday it was suspending operations after the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce won court approval to close its accounts.
The CIBC gave notice in May that it intended to stop providing banking services to the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy Canada. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice upheld that decision, which went into effect on Monday.
Without a bank, the Toronto-based relief group, which spent $9-million on charitable activities in 2009, said it could no longer transfer money abroad for programs that include the support of orphans in the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon and Sudan.
IRFAN-Canada is choosing not to accept donations at this time because they are unable to transmit funds to the intended destinations, the groups lawyer, Naseer Syed, told the National Post. Therefore, without donations, they will be forced to suspend their humanitarian relief programs.
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