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Daily Israel Report

Hamas Terror Offices in Jerusalem Shut Down

Israeli police have closed two offices in Jerusalem belonging to the Hamas terrorist group.
By Chana Ya'ar and Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 1/30/2012, 9:53 PM

Israel's Border Police tracked down and closed two offices in Jerusalem this week that were found to belong to the Hamas terrorist organization.

Both were located in the ancient City of David (Silwan) neighborhood.

One of the offices allegedly raised money for “charity.” The other ostensibly housed the activities of a “soccer team.”

The offices were closed for a minimum of 30 days.

"This is part of the Israeli policy to prevent any Hamas activity inside Jerusalem,” said Israel Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld.  “Over the last year we've closed down altogether 10 buildings in connection with Hamas activities,” he noted.

He added the closures were viewed as part of routine Israeli law enforcement in the city of Jerusalem.

The Kingdom of Jordan is also continuing its policy not to allow Hamas officials to open offices in the Hashemite kingdom, despite a recent visit by Hamas political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal.  The politburo chief was expected to arrive in Iran, the group's generous patron, on his region-wide tour by Monday.