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Haifa bint Faisal

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Haifa bint Faisal, also called Haifa al Faisal, (Arabic: هيفاء بنت فيصل‎) (born 1950) is the wife of Bandar bin Sultan and daughter of the late King Faisal and Queen Iffat. She is the sister of Saud Al-Faisal and Turki Al-Faisal. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, she was investigated for a sequence of payments allegedly made to a Saudi national by the name of Omar al-Bayoumi, who is known to have assisted two of hijackers upon their arrival in Southern California, and who himself is suspected of being a Saudi intelligence asset.Investigation has confirmed that some of the payments were in fact forwarded to al-Bayoumi's wife, Manal Bajadr, the significance of these payments (and the extent to which they may have assisted the hijackers) is unclear. In April 1998, Osama Basnan, a Saudi national living in California, wrote to Haifa requesting money for his wife's needed thyroid surgery. Haifa sent Basnan $15,000, although his wife, Majeda Dweikat, was not actually treated for another two years. At some later point (accounts vary as to when; dates between November 1999 and March 2000 have been given, and a Saudi government official has put the onset at December 4, 1999), Haifa began  ( Wikipedia article )

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