District Court seeks to stop Hamas from influence in Jerusalem

 

Court convicts 3 East Jerusalem residents of affiliation with Hamas & money laundering in attempts to expand terror group’s ideology among city’s Muslim population.

Court says charitable work was clearly meant to spread Hamas terror ideology.

By Edna Adato & Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Jerusalem District Court on Wednesday convicted three residents of east Jerusalem of affiliation with Hamas and laundering money for a terror organization.

Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli jail - Photo: Tal Cohen

Palestinian prisoners in an Israeli jail – Photo: Tal Cohen

Yacoub Abu Asab, Kifah Sarhan and Ahmad Alian, all Israeli citizens, were convicted of heading Hamas’ efforts to expand its foothold in Jerusalem by catering to the city’s Muslims in the fields of education, welfare and religious services.

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