The United States Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program is offering up to $10 million for information on Hezbollah-linked Lebanese national Adham Husayn Tabaja.
Born October 24th, 1967, Tabaja is an alleged Hezbollah member who has direct ties to the organization’s senior elements, including its operational component Islamic Jihad, according to the RFJ.
He is among 7 individuals designated key Hezbollah financiers and facilitators about whom the RFJ seeks information in exchange for a financial reward to bring down Hezbollah‘s financial network. Others are:
- Muhammad Qasir
- Muhammad Qasim al-Bazzal
- Ali Qasir
- Muhammad Kawtharani
- Mohammad Ibrahim Bazzi
- Ali Youssef Charara
In an opinion piece written for Arab News, the award-winning Lebanese journalist Baria Alamuddin, who is the mother of famed barrister Amal Clooney, wrote that Tabaja along with another Hezbollah member oversees “a vast network of businesses active in tourism, real estate, beef, charcoal, electronics, and construction that are essential for laundering Hezbollah’s criminal revenues.”
RFJ indicated that Tabaja, who is from Ghobeiry, Beirut, owns properties on behalf of Hezbollah. These properties include the Lebanese real estate development and construction firm Al-Inmaa Group for Tourism Works, which was designated by the U.S. as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) in 2015, and also by Saudi Arabia.
Last month, the U.S. imposed sanctions on 7 Lebanese affiliated with Hezbollah and its financial institution Al-Qard Al-Hassan (AQAH).
And earlier this year, the U.S. announced that it would reward $10 million for information on the whereabouts of Hezbollah operative Salim Jamil Ayyash.