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Yemeni Cleric Guilty of Plotting to Fund Terrorists

A New York jury has convicted a Yemeni cleric and his assistant of charges of conspiring to fund the Islamic terror groups al-Qaida and Hamas.

Sheik Mohammed Ali Hassan al-Moayad and Mohammed Yahya Zayed were arrested in an FBI operation in Frankfurt, Germany in 2003.

Undercover agents videotaped them offering to send money to the terror groups. Their lawyers called them victims of entrapment.

The jury Thursday also found al-Moyad guilty of actually providing support to Hamas, but acquitted him of charges of sending such backing to al-Qaida.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AP.