An Israeli intelligence agent whose earlier testimony linked a U.S.-based Islamic charity to Hamas acknowledged Thursday that none of the overseas charities it supported has appeared among hundreds of names on U.S. government terrorist lists.

The testimony seemed to cast doubt on a central element of the government’s criminal case against former officials of the now-defunct Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. Prosecutors say the officials dispensed funds to terrorists under the guise of charity donations to community groups called zakat committees on the West Bank and Gaza, knowing that Hamas militants controlled the local groups and benefited from the funding.

 

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