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Rewards for Fugitives: Al Aruri, Harb, and Ali Tabataba'i

Masked militants from a military wing of Hamas commemorate the 29th anniversary of their group, in Gaza City, Dec. 14, 2016.

The Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards of up to $5 million each for the location of several global terrorists.

Rewards for Justice: Al-Aruri, Harb, and Ali Tabataba'i
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Salih al-Aruri is a deputy of the political bureau of the Hamas terrorist organization and one of the founders of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. He is currently living freely in Lebanon where he is reportedly working with Qasem Soleimani, leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force.

Aruri funded and directed Hamas military operations in the West Bank and has been linked to several terrorist attacks, hijackings, and kidnappings. In 2014, al-Aruri announced Hamas’s responsibility for the June 12, 2014 terrorist attack that kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenagers, including Naftali Frankel, a dual U.S. – Israeli citizen.

Khalil Yusif Mahmoud Harb is a close adviser to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese Hizballah terrorist group and has served as the group’s chief military liaison to Iran and to Palestinian terrorist organizations. He has commanded and supervised Lebanese Hizballah military operations in the Palestinian territories and several Middle East countries.

Haytham “Ali Tabataba’i” is a key Hizballah military leader who has commanded Hizballah’s special forces in both Syria and Yemen. Tabataba’i’s actions in Syria and Yemen are part of a larger Hizaballah effort to provide training, material, and personnel in support of its destabilizing regional activities.

Hamas and Hizballah receive weapons, training, and funding from Iran, which the U.S. Secretary of State has designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. The Department of State designated both Hamas and Hizballah as foreign terrorist organizations in 1997 and again in 2001.

For information leading to the identification or location of these fugitives, all of whom have been designated as global terrorists by the U.S. Department of State, the Department of State's Rewards for Justice program is offering rewards of up to $5 million each.

The U.S. guarantees that all reports will be investigated, and the identity of all informants will be kept confidential. On a case-by-case basis, the U.S. government will determine if relocation of informants and their family is appropriate. If you have information on these fugitives, submit a tip at or e-mail information to In North America, call 1-800-877-3927.

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To report any information on a fugitive contact the Regional Security Office at the nearest U.S. Embassy. You can also contact the tip line at or e-mail information to​ You can also call the RFJ tip line at 1-800-877-3927.

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