US Treasury Targets Hezbollah Linked Individuals and Entities 10 June 2015 10th June 2015 The U.S. Department of Treasury said Wednesday it placed sanctions on an alleged Hezbollah member, his company and its subsidiaries, as well as on a Lebanese businessman and an alleged Hezbollah Islamic Jihad member, and the car company he manages. The latest sanctions designations underscore how Hezbollah links its commercial and terrorist activity, and how it exploits the legitimate commercial sector for financial, organizational and material support, which enables it to carry out acts of terrorism, Treasury said. Treasury said the sanctions announcement is part of its Ongoing effort against Hezbollah under its sanctions authority targeting terrorists and their supporters. Hezbollah is using so-called legitimate businesses to fund, equip and organize these subversive activities, said Adam Szubin, acting undersecretary of U.S.Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, in a statement. OFAC Counter Terrorism Designations HEJEIJ, Kassem (a.k.a. HAJIJ, Qasim; a.k.a. HUJAYJ, Qasim Muhammad); DOB 05 Mar 1953; POB Lagos, Nigeria; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Passport RL0000432 (Lebanon) issued 31 Jan 2013 expires 31 Jan 2018 (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH). TABAJA, Adham Husayn (a.k.a. TABAJA, Adham Hussein; a.k.a. TABAJAH, Adham); DOB 24 Oct 1697; POB Kfartebnit 50, Lebanon; alt. POB Kfar Tibnit, Lebanon; alt. POB Ghobeiry, Lebanon; alt. POB Al Ghubayrah, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Passport RL1294089 (Lebanon); Identification Number 00986426 (Iraq) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH). AL-INMAA ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING (a.k.a. AL-INMAA GROUP FOR ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING; a.k.a. INMAA 'AL' FOR ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTING SARL), Ground Floor, Inmaa Building, New Airport Highway, Beirut, Lebanon; Airport Highway, Bir Hassan, Beirut, Lebanon; Aljadriya, Baghdad, Iraq; Aljazzar Road, Basra, Iraq; Al-Jaza'ir Street, 'Oman Neighborhood, Basra, Iraq; Website www.alinmaa.com.lb [SDGT] (Linked To: TABAJA, Adham Husayn; Linked To: AL-INMAA GROUP FOR TOURISM WORKS, LLC). AL-INMAA FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE PROJECTS (a.k.a. AL-INMAA FOR ENTERTAINMENTS AND LEISURE PROJECTS; a.k.a. AL-INMAA GROUP FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE PROJECTS), Ground Floor, Al Rabieh Building, New Airport Highway, Beirut, Lebanon [SDGT] (Linked To: AL-INMAA GROUP FOR TOURISM WORKS, LLC). AL-INMAA GROUP FOR TOURISM WORKS, LLC (a.k.a. AL-INMAA GROUP; a.k.a. AL-INMAA GROUP FOR TOURISM WORK, LLC; a.k.a. AL-INMAA GROUP, LLC), Al-Inmaa Group Building, New Airport Highway, Beirut, Lebanon; Website www.alinmaa-group.com; Commercial Registry Number 8-0788 (Lebanon) [SDGT] (Linked To: TABAJA, Adham Husayn). CAR CARE CENTER (a.k.a. CAR CARE CENTER CCC; a.k.a. CAR CARE CENTER COMPANY; a.k.a. "CCC COMPANY"), Hadeth Kafaat, Hadi Nasrallah Highway, Baabda, Lebanon [SDGT] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH). Profile of listed persons: Kassem Hejeij, Chairman MEAB (Middle East & Africa Bank) who the U.S. Treasury alleged supports Mr. Tabaja and his affiliated companies in Iraq. He has also helped open bank accounts for Hezbollah in Lebanon and provided credit to Hezbollah-linked procurement companies. Mr. Hejeij didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment made to MEAB Bank of Lebanon, of which he is chairman and co-founder, according to its website Adham Tabaja, who Treasury said is a member of Hezbollah and who is majority-owner of the Lebanon-based real estate development and; Construction firm Al-Inmaa Group for Tourism Works. Mr. Tabaja maintains direct ties to senior Hezbollah organizational elements, including its terrorist operations component, and he holds properties on behalf of the group. Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting, a subsidiary, has been one of the largest and most successful real-estate businesses since the late 1990s, and it’s been used by Hezbollah as an investment mechanism, Mr.Tabaja used his Hezbollah ties to create a construction monopoly for the company in Hezbollah-controlled parts of Beirut and southern Lebanon. And, more recently, according to the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Tabaja used Iraqi branches of the subsidiary to win development projects in Iraq that provide financial support and organizational infrastructure to Hezbollah. Husayn Ali Faour, who it said is a member of Hezbollah Islamic Jihad and who manages the Lebanon-based Car Care Centre, a company Treasury said is a front used to supply Hezbollah’s vehicle needs. Neither Mr. Faour nor Car Care Centre could be reached for comment.