Cash and valuables worth hundreds of thousands of shekels were confiscated from seven terrorists’ families; police explained that the families received the goods from Hamas. In addition, 14 suspects were arrested and brought in for questioning.
During the operation, police forces searched the terrorists’ homes, confiscating cash (both Israeli and foreign) at a total sum of about NIS 200,000, including checks, two vehicles, a truck and jewelry. All goods and cash were seized under administrative forfeiture orders.
The operation was the fruitful culmination of undercover work and intelligence collection by both police and Shin Bet, which indicated that the terrorist families residing in east Jerusalem villages and neighborhoods were receiving funds from Hamas organization as support for having committed the terror attacks.
During the operation, forces raided seven terrorists’ houses in the villages of Jabel Mukaber, Ras al-Amud, At-Tur, and Shuafat.
The police also raided Ghassan Abu-Jamal’s family home, the terrorist who carried out the attack on a Har Nof synagogue in 2014, as well as Ramadan and Fahmi Mashara’s family abodes, who are serving life sentences in prison for assisting in the 2002 terror attack in Gilo where 19 Israelis were murdered.
Other raids took place in the houses of a terrorist who participated in the Ras al-Amud disturbances and declared a martyr in 2015, a terrorist who served a lengthy sentence for involvement with hostile terrorist activity, and at the home of one of Nachshon Wachsman’s murderers.