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News Brief

  2/7/2012, Shevat 14, 5772

Indictments Filed Against Two Hamas Terrorists


The Jerusalem District Attorney's office filed indictments, Tuesday morning in Jerusalem District Court against Hamas members Khaled Abu Arafa and Muhammad Totah for activity and support of the organization and for illegal residence.

According to the indictment, the defendants are senior Hamas members, one a minister for Jerusalem and the second a member of parliament in the Palestinian Authority government, whose permanent residence in Israel was revoked  in June 2010 due to their activities as members of the organization. From then until their recent arrest, they were holed up in a tent in the yard of the Red Cross  office in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.to prevent arrest by the Israeli police and to protest the decision to arrest them because they are illegal aliens.