The Holy Land Five
Sentencing What did the Holy Land Five say during sentencing day? Shukri Abu Baker, President and CEO. Sentence: 65 yearsCounts: 34Inmate Number: 32589-177Location: Communications Management Unit, Terre Haute, Indiana “It was not hate for Israel or passion for politics that drove my destiny. Sanabel’s entire life had been a symphony of suffering and pain” — … Read more
The mostly-attentive jury continued to listen to a witness with no name on Thursday, August 16, 2007. The Israeli official — who went by the pseudonym of “Avi” — repeatedly smiled as he attempted to make one point clear: “Khamas,” or Hamas, indoctrinated Palestinian children through zakat (charity) committees. For the Israeli agent’s protection, the … Read more
Home » Defendants Shukri Abu-Baker, President and CEO About 20 years ago, Shukri Abu-Baker was blessed with a daughter who inspired him to begin a legacy of charity work. Her name is Sanabel and she was born with a few medical problems. In her small eyes, he saw strength. And in her smile, he saw … Read more
As the fifth week of the Holy Land Foundation Retrial wrapped up, jurors were still wide awake as defense attorneys continued to cross-examine FBI agent Lara Burns. Linda Moreno—who represents defendant Ghassan Elashi—began her cross-examination of Burns by clarifying that many of the zakat (charity) committees were established before Hamas was founded in 1987. For … Read more
October 29, 2012. The U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear the Holy Land Foundation case. Their decision marks the end of the judicial process and the continuation of a massive effort to free the Holy Land Five.
October 25, 2012. This week, the US Supreme Court will likely conference on whether or not they’ll hear the HLF case, making it the last legal recourse for the Holy Land Five.
Sanabel Abu-Baker, daughter of President and CEO of the Holy Land Foundation Shukri Abu-Baker, talks about how much she misses her father.