Saudi Arabia tries two nationals for joining Qassam, Qatar’s Eid Charity

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The Saudi Criminal Court in Riyadh began on Thursday the trial of a Saudi citizen accused of joining the al-Qassam Brigades in the Gaza Strip, and for his continuous illegal travels to the Palestinan enclave which is under the rule of Hamas.

According to the indictment, the defendant appeared in several clips with al-Qassam fighters and a number of its commanders, wearing military uniform.

The court also accused the defendant who during his trip to Turkey, violated orders restricting relief work to Saudi Arabia’s National Relief Authority.

Among the charges put forward against the defendant are his membership and support for the Muslim Brotherhood, holding of several meetings at home and abroad, with some of the symbols and leaders of the group and also belonging to Benaa Academy, which is based in Istanbul, and part of the association of Sunni thinkers “rabtasunna”.

The Academy is supervised and run by Muslim Brotherhood figure Jamal Abdulsater.

The Academy was established in 2015 and as a condition for admission, students have to be fully committed to it, which has an offshoot Shari’a court which looks into disagreements between Muslims and direct factions and armed groups in conflict areas (Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Palestine), including the establishment of a fact-finding commission.

Among the members of the association are Musa al-Sharif (under arrest), Egyptian Safwat Hijazi (listed on Egyptian terror lists), Mohamed Hassan Ould Alddo, Ali Mohamed Salabi, Mounir Juma, Omar Suleiman Al-Ashqar, Qatari Khalifa Jassem Al-Kuwari, Mahmoud Mustafa Hermoush, Mustafa Aloush, And Saudi Walid al-Rashudi (a Qaeda member and under arrest).

The Saudi Criminal Court in Riyadh also tried on Thursday another Saudi citizen for joining a terrorist organization funded by the Qatari regime, where the defendant signed a work contract with the Eid Charity and participating in its activities abroad.

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