It was cleared for publication that as part of Shabak (Shin Bet) activity in cooperation with Israel Police and the IDF, Hamas terrorists from Ramallah were arrested who were involved in receiving hundreds of thousands of euros hidden throughout Judea and Samaria and earmarked for Hamas activity.
In March, Hamas operative Omar Kiswani, a 24-year-old resident of Beit Iksa and Hamas-affiliated Kateleh Islamiya student council chairman was arrested for questioning by the Shin Bet security service as part of Border Police undercover unit activity at Birzeit University.
According to the Shabak investigation, Kiswani made contact with Hamas operative Yassin Rabi'a, who was expelled as part of the Shalit deal to Gaza, and with Hamas elements in Turkey, requesting funds to promote Hamas activity at Birzeit University.
"This is another expression of efforts by Hamas headquarters in Turkey and Gaza to accelerate operations in the Judea and Samaria area by infiltrating funds and sequestering them in hiding places throughout Judea and Samaria for their infrastructures on the ground," the defense establishment said.
"The results of the investigation indicate deep involvement of Hamas operatives in Turkey and the Gaza Strip, with an emphasis on attempts to promote Hamas operations in Judea and Samaria."
During the course of 2017 a Hamas terror infrastructure was uncovered from Gaza, which recruited students from Birzeit University to carry out suicide bombing attacks.