Muhammad Salah, a suburban Chicago man who fought off charges he supported Hamas, has died. He was 62.
Salah died Sunday of complications from cancer, Dr. Zaher Sahloul, a member of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, told the Chicago Tribune. Services were held later that day. A Palestinian native and U.S. citizen since 1979, Salah was classified as a “specially designated terrorist” by the U.S. Treasury Department in the 1990s. He was imprisoned in Israel for 4 1/2 years after $95,000 was found in his East Jerusalem hotel room that police said was to bankroll terrorism.