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  אדר 20, 5768 , 26/02/08

IDF Shuts Down Hamas Terror Funding Network in Hevron

During the night IDF, Civil Administration and Shabak (General Security Service) forces operated in Hevron against institutes of the Islamic Charity Movement, "a Hamas terror fund operating under the guise of charity," according to the IDF Spokesman. 

"The Movement's aims are to rally support for Hamas, advance its ideology (including a Jihad holy war against Israel), to trace and recruit operatives and raise money for terror," the Spokesman's statement said. "Hamas operates under the guise of civilian charity, however its institutes aim at empowering the terror organization and its grip upon the civilian population, as part of its campaign to heighten the level of terrorism against Israel and gain increasing power in Judea and Samaria."
The network delivered money to terrorists and their families, trained youths in the spirit of Jihad, provided financial incentives to families of suicide bombers and prisoners, and operated to spread Hamas principles among the PA Arab population, according to the IDF. "With such actions Hamas exploits Palestinian society, particularly its lowest socio-economic stratums, in order to gather a terror following...The IDF will continue to operate against terrorist organizations, particularly Hamas and their aides, to ensure the security of the citizens of Israel."

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