Continuing the policy of subverting payments to terrorist families, Israel police and intelligence units seised illicit funds after attaining information regarding monies transferred from Hamas to east Jerusalem family of terrorist who murdered 8 students.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Police and the Shin Bet raided the home of a terrorist’s family that received funds and support from Hamas, police said on Wednesday, after a joint operation conducted in the morning.
The raid was the result of a covert operation in which police and intelligence units gathered information regarding money that they say Hamas gave to the family of Hisham Hussein Abu Dhaim, who carried out the deadly terrorist attack on the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem in 2008, in which eight students were murdered.
During Wednesday’s operation, police units searched the home of the terrorist’s family in east Jerusalem and seized NIS 43,000 in cash and money in foreign currencies.
The raid was carried out as part of a wider operation to prevent funds from Hamas making their way into the hands of the families of terrorists who have murdered Israelis, police said.
In 2017, police and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) seized over NIS 300,000 from the families of seven different terrorists.
“The involvement of Jerusalem residents in any form of activity financed by Hamas is a serious offense and constitutes an attempt to gain a foothold within the terrorist organization inside Jerusalem,” the police said in a statement, stressing that the police would not permit any type of support by a terrorist organization to families of terrorists who carried out murderous attacks.
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