The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated seven Egyptian individuals pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for acting for and on behalf of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), a terrorist group that merged with al Qaida in 2001.
"This action targets the financing mechanisms used by those rogue actors supporting al Qaida," said Robert Werner, Director of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). "Designations are central to identifying and disrupting the support networks fueling al Qaida's agenda."
The activities of these individuals included training and providing material support to al Qaida, as well as conspiring to commit terrorist acts. One of the individuals, Madhat Mursi Al-Sayyid Umar, was an explosives and chemical substances specialist for al Qaida. Another designee, Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abd Al-Rahman, was responsible for coordinating al Qaida's work with other terrorist organizations.
These individuals are wanted by Egyptian authorities for their involvement in terrorist cases and membership in a terrorist organization.
The United States is taking this action pursuant to United Nations Security Counsel Resolution 1617, which requires member states to financially isolate individuals and entities added to the UN 1267 Committee's consolidated list of terrorists tied to the Taliban, al Qaida and UBL.
AL-SIBA'I, Hani Muhammad Yusuf
AKA: YUSUF, Hani al-Sayid Al-Sibai
DOB: 1 March 1961
POB: Qaylubiyah, Egypt
UMAR, Madhat Mursi Al-Sayyid
DOB: 19 October 1953
POB: Alexandria, Egypt
HUSAYN ALAYWAH, Al-Sayyid Ahmad Fathi
DOB: 30 July 1964
POB: Suez, Egypt
AHMAD, Zaki Izzat Zaki
DOB: 21 April 1960
POB: Sharqiyah, Egypt
ABD AL-RAHMAN, Abdullah Muhammad Rajab
AKA: ABU AL-KHAYR, Ahmad Hasan
DOB: 3 November 1957
POB: Kafr al-Shaykh, Egypt
AL-ISLAMBULI, Muhammad Ahmad Shawqi
DOB: 21 January 1952
POB: Minya, Egypt
MUSTAFA BAKRI, Ali Sa'd Muhammad
AKA: AL-MASRI, Abd Al-Aziz
DOB: 18 April 1966
This action prohibits any transactions between U.S. persons and the designees and also freezes any assets they may have within U.S. jurisdiction.