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Revealed: Hamas payment network to families of Muslim terrorists to encourage terrorism

Shin Bet and police forces uncovered a network of money transfers from Hamas to the families of convicted Muslim terrorists, including the mother of Tarek Abu-Arafa, who took part in the 1994 kidnapping and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Wachsman.

The financial transfers uncovered were managed by Hamas from the Gaza Strip. The purpose of the transfers was to provide financial support to the families of terrorists with the intent of encouraging more terrorism.

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman ordered the funds seized and overnight Monday, security forces raided the homes of families receiving funds from Hamas.


More than NIS 100,000 in cash was seized along with one vehicle.

The raids were carried out in Ras al-Amud, Beit Hanina, Isawiya and Wadi al-Joz in east Jerusalem.

Other families of convicted Muslim terrorists include: Ahmad Fathi Abu Shaban, who carried out a stabbing attack at the Jerusalem Central Bus Station in 2015; Musab Razala, who stabbed two police officers near IDF Square in Jerusalem in 2015; Omar Saqafi who carried out a combined vehicular and stabbing attack in Jerusalem; Hassan Mahani, who stabbed two people in Pisgat Ze’ev in 2015, and many others.

Stabbing attack in Jerusalem; female Muslim terrorist arrested

A security guard was stabbed and lightly wounded by a female Muslim terrorist on Sultan  Suleiman St. in Jerusalem.

The terrorist was neutralized without injury and arrested.

A police spokesman said a female terrorist armed with a knife approached the security guard, 31, at the light rail station near the Damascus Gate on the corner of Bar Lev and Sultan Suleiman streets and stabbed him in the shoulder.

A Border Police force stationed nearby saw the incident, tackled the terrorist and arrested her. The injured man was evacuated to hospital with light wounds.


2 Israeli-Muslim brothers from the terror nest of Umm al-Fahm join ISIS

Two Israeli-Muslim brothers from Umm al-Fahm have been arrested and indicted for supporting ISIS, according to the Shin Bet, which cleared the information for publication Friday morning.

The two Muslim terrorists —Mahmoud Jabarin, 25, and Naim Jabarin, 20—were arrested in July in a joint operation involving the Shin Bet and police.

During the course of a search at the terrorists’ residence, a Carlo submachine gun was also discovered hidden in the attic.

Authorities had received information that the elder Jabarin brother, Mahmoud, had intended to travel to Syria to join the organization. To that end, Jabarin was in contact with an ISIS recruiter in Syria who was also a former resident of Umm al-Fahm.

In addition to discovering numerous photographs, videos and other ISIS propaganda, the younger brother, Naim,  also have pledged loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The State Attorney’s Office filed an indictment with the Haifa District Court against the two brother-terrorists on Friday morning for contact with a foreign agent and illegal possession of a firearm.


The Shin Bet issued a statement on the arrests and indictments, saying, “The Shin Bet views Israelis who support the Islamic State organization as a serious security threat, especially those who are in contact with organization operatives and desire to fight in its ranks.

“As such, the Shin Bet will continue to monitor suspects and take the necessary enforcement measures to prevent the dissemination of ISIS ideology in Israel and prevent Israelis from fighting with the organization.”

On July 14th, three Israeli Muslim terrorists from Umm el-Fahm murdered two Israeli Border Police officers just outside the Temple Mount in a shooting attack.

Israel strikes Hamas terror positions in Gaza after rocket attack

The IDF carried out airstrikes against two Hamas terror positions in Gaza overnight Tuesday in response to a rocket fired from Gaza which landed in open territory in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.

Ayman Sahbani, an emergency director at Gaza’s Shifa hospital, says three Gazans were wounded in the strike, including a 26-year-old man who was in serious condition after being struck in the head by shrapnel.


The rocket fired into Israel, which landed in an open field in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council, caused no casualties or damage, an IDF spokesperson added.

“This is crossing a dangerous line that Israel will bear the consequences of,” said Hamas terror group after the Israeli retaliation.

Israel has seen rocket fire from Gaza in the three years since its last war with Gaza’s Hamas terror group rulers. Most have been claimed by ISIS-linked Salafist groups in Gaza.

Israel holds Hamas responsible for all fire out of the strip—even rockets launched by any of the various terrorists groups challenging it.

Israel breaks up Hamas Turkey-Hevron-Gaza money-for-terror laundering ring

The Israel Security Agency (ISA), in cooperation with the IDF and the Israel Police, recently uncovered an infrastructure for transferring funds via couriers between Hamas terror group command centers in Turkey and Gaza, and the Hamas command center in Hevron.

The axis began operation in early 2016 at the initiative of Muhammad Maher Bader, a senior Hamas terrorist in Hevron and member of the Legislative Council who recruited two couriers for transferring the funds – Muasseb Hashalmon, a Hamas terrorist from Hevron who was dispatched to Turkey under the guise of business trips, and who was joined by an additional recruit, Taha Othman, also a resident of Hevron.

Muasseb Hashalmon was asked to transfer terrorist funds from Turkey to Hevron. The funds were intended to finance the activities of members of Hamas’ Hevron command center. He was also asked to transfer funds for Hamas terrorists who had been released from prison.

At the same time, two of Muasseb Hashalmon’s partners – Yusri Hashalmon (his brother) and Omar Kimri – were in contact with Majad Jaba, a Hamas terrorist from Hevron who had been released in the Shalit exchange, and who assisted in coordinating the transfer of funds from Turkey.

Muasseb Hashalmon and Taha Uthman met several times in Turkey with a Hamas command center terrorist Haroun Nasser Al-din from Hevron, who had also been released in the Shalit exchange.


Haroun Nasser Al-din would give the couriers tens of thousands of dollars. They, in turn, would buy goods in Turkey, send them to Hevron via international delivery companies. The goods would be sold and the funds given to Hamas terrorists in Hevron, minus fees.

Haroun Nasser Al-din instructed the couriers to turn to Hamas terrorists in Hevron and offer them funds from the command center.

It was learned that almost $200,000 had been transferred until the ring was thwarted.

There were also plans to build a cement factory with millions of dollars in Hamas financing that would serve as a front for money laundering.
The investigation has been concluded.

The IDF military prosecutor is due to file indictments against those involved soon.

The uncovering of the infrastructure indicates the unrelenting motivation of Hamas terrorists in Turkey and Gaza to the increase of Hamas terrorism in Judea and Samaria.

Hamas terrorists in Gaza and abroad recruit couriers from among residents of Judea and Samaria who are traveling abroad in order to transfer terrorist funds and deliver them to terrorists in the field. More than once Hamas abroad has recruited family members of the organization’s terrorists in the field or has been assisted by merchants and businessmen who pay a significant personal and commercial price for this terror activity.

Terror stabbing attack at Yavne supermarket

An employee was stabbed by a Muslim terrorist at a supermarket in the city of Yavne on Wednesday in a terror attack.

The 19-year-old Muslim terrorist, who also works at the Shufersal supermarket, was arrested after trying to flee the scene.

Civilians who were on the scene subdued the terrorist, with some of them kicking him while he was on the ground.

The victim, 42, was in serious condition after suffering stab wounds to his upper body. Another employee was treated for shock.


“My wife and I were shopping. All of a sudden, a man with a backpack and an Arabic accent approached me and asked me if I worked there. I said no, and he kept walking,” recounted Shlomo Brill, an eye-witness. “Ten minutes later, I heard screams from the checkout area. Everyone at the store went crazy. We thought it was a terror attack, we’re all stressed out… the cashiers were screaming, the employees were shaking with fear.”

One of the civilians who helped subdue the suspect recounted the incident: “I (heard) one of the employees call out ‘stop him, stop him.’ Another civilian tripped him, and then he and the employee neutralized the suspect. Police officers who arrived at the scene removed them but we still kept (hitting) him. We neutralized him some more until the cops handcuffed him.”


Muslim from Shechem confesses to murdering 8 months pregnant Israeli girlfriend

Mohammed Harouf, a Palestinian Authority resident of Shechem was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of his 29-year-old Israeli girlfriend, Michal Halimi, who has eight months pregnant at the time of her death.

Details of the arrest and the victim were only cleared for publication by police Wednesday morning after the murderer was brought to the Jerusalem Magistrate Court for a hearing on the extension of his remand.

At his entrance to the court for his hearing, Harouf was asked by reporters why he did it, to which he responded, “I wanted to release prisoners.” He later denied that the murder was related to a romantic relationship between the two, and then proceeded to kick guards before being physically removed from the courtroom shouting, “I’ll kill all the Jews!”

Halimi’s body was discovered and identified last week in sand dunes near the city of Holon.

Police reported that Harouf was questioned several times in connection with the murder before confessing and even reconstructing the crime.

According to Harouf, he met Halimi in Holon before strangling her, striking her in the head with a rock and covering her body in the sand before leaving the site in the victim’s vehicle.

On May 23rd, Michal Halimi was reported missing. In a statement related to the disappearance, she was last reported to be in a blue Suzuki.


Following an investigation by police, Halimi was discovered to have left her home of her own volition and was apparently staying at the house of a young Muslim man from Shechem with who she was in a relationship.

The two had posted pictures on Facebook indicating their intention to become engaged.

As the investigation progressed however, Harouf was questioned several times and became a suspect when inconsistencies in his statements regarding the whereabouts of Halimi began to arise.


At that point, police in the central district began to employ increasingly sophisticated technological means of investigating Harouf and detained several more Muslim suspects from the Tayibe area that were found to be involved.


During questioning, the additional suspects confirmed to police that the two were involved in a romantic relationship and on the day of her disappearance, the two met in the Holon area where she was probably murdered.

On July 24th, Halimi’s body was discovered in sand dunes near Holon following an extensive search and later positively identified at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute.

5 Muslim terror-fans from Jerusalem indicted for incitement against Israel

Indictments against five Muslim terror-sympathizers, residents of east Jerusalem were submitted Monday for offences including incitement, calling for terror attacks to be carried out against Israel and for a string of posts uploaded onto Facebook supporting the deadly terror attack earlier this month on Temple Mount which claimed to lives of two policemen.

Mohammed Mahiymar, 19, from ‘Anata was one of the Muslim terror-fans indicted for posting on a number of occasions in 2014 on his Facebook page calls for violent and terror activities against Israeli civilians and security forces, and also for praising and supporting the Hamas terror group and its military arm Izz ad-Din al-Qassam brigades and the Democratic Front.

After the Temple Mount attack took place, Mahiymar wrote on his social media page: “They thought that the heroes had aged but they are still alive, and they took them down between tunnels, entrances and gates. Friday of the martyrs.”


The same day, he also uploaded a picture of a policeman holding his face in shock as paramedics tend to the wounds sustained by his colleague, accompanied by the words: “Hell and darkness in the next life.”

A few hours after the attack, he also wrote: “With a rock, a knife, an ax, a Molotov Cocktail or a lighter. Spontaneous without planning. Three martyrs came from Umm al-Fahm. A thousand consolations are with us and we are following you. We were raised on the holy way of death.”

Later on, one of the other individuals posted: “Today, Palestine got four martyrs. Our dead are in heaven and their dead are burning. The martyrs of Jerusalem.”

Another one of the indicted terror-fans, 17, also posted content supporting terror organizations. On the day of the Temple Mount attack, he posted a picture of two of the Muslim terrorists who carried out the attack accompanied with the words: “A picture of two martyrs from the heroic attack that they uploaded before the attack…#smile-tomorrow-more beautiful #martyrs-of Al-Aqsa.”

Other posts included similar glorification of the terrorists. “The martyrs are similar to the beauty of the Dome of the Rock, to the beauty of the Old City. On this holy Friday four martyrs ascend, to prove to everyone that the intifada continues.”

26-year-old Safi’an Mahmoud from Issawiya and Mohammad Samasana, 23 from  Shuafat, were also indicted for uploading posts calling for violence and terror against Israelis and showing solidarity with terror groups.


4 Muslim terrorists arrested in plot to bomb a plane over Sydney

Security is heightened in airports across Australia following the Islamic-inspired terror plot that was thwarted on Saturday.

An Islamist cell planned to bring down a domestic flight with an ‘explosive device’ discovered at the Cleveland Street home.

Heavily-armed police stormed a Surry Hills home in the inner east of Sydney at 4pm before officers raided properties in Lakemba, Punchbowl and Wiley Park resulting in the arrests of four male Muslim terrorists.

An ‘explosive device’ was discovered at the Surry Hills property and deactivated by a bomb squad that was called to the scene.

One Muslim terrorist draped in a bed sheet with a heavily-bandaged head was seen being led into an ambulance outside the Surry Hills property.


The bandaged terrorist appeared to be distressed and bleeding from the head as he walked to a waiting ambulance.

He could be heard saying ‘they bashed me.’ When asked by whom, he answered ‘police.’

When asked why he was being arrested, the terrorist mumbled ‘I don’t know nothing.’

A law enforcement official told the Daily Telegraph they found material to be used for an improvised explosive device.

Residents living near the Surry Hills home, just metres from the Redfern Mosque, were evacuated while the bomb squad worked to remove the ‘explosive device.’


Commissioner Andrew Colvin addressed the media at a press conference on Sunday morning and said details about the terror plot are still developing.

‘We don’t have a great deal of information on the specific attack, the location, date or time, however, we’re investigating information indicating the aviation industry was potentially a target of that attack,’ AFP Commissioner Colvin said.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reiterated the raids were aimed at stopping a terror plot to ‘bring down’ a plane and said security screening will take longer over the coming days.

‘Some of the measures will be obvious to the public, some will not be — those travelling should go about their business with confidence,’ Turnbull said in a press conference on Sunday morning.

‘The office of transport security has advised security screening will take longer, and travellers should arrive at terminals at least two hours before flights to allow ample time for screening.

‘They should limit the amount of carry-on and checked baggage, as this will help to ensure that security screening is efficient.’

Australia’s terror threat remains at probable.


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