Terrorism Expert Witness to Testify Anonymously

A federal judge in Dallas agreed this week that an Israeli intelligence officer can testify anonymously as an expert witness in the trial of five men accused of funneling money to the radical Islamic group Hamas. U.S. District Judge A. Joe Fish closed the courtroom to all but attorneys and families of the defendants so he could conduct a hearing on whether to permit an officer with Israel’s security agency to serve as a terrorism expert witness for the government. LATimes.com also writes:

The trial, now in its fourth week, centers on allegations that the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, founded in Los Angeles, funneled millions of dollars to overseas charities controlled by Hamas. The foundation, once the largest Muslim charity in the country, was closed by the U.S. Treasury Department in December 2001.