A combined operation between the Shabak, the police and the IDF uncovered a Hamas money smuggling operation.
Faiz Mizbach Mohammad Atar, a resident of Beit Lahiya, Gaza, and Ayatollah Alu Abdul Karim Sarhan, a resident of Jabalya, Gaza were arrested.
The two had received permits to enter Israel from Gaza for the purposes of business and trade.
The two then used their permits to instead repeatedly act as financial couriers for Hamas to Arabs in Judea and Samaria.
Hamas gave the two specially prepared shoes in which they could smuggle their terror money through the various checkpoints.
The two were each transferring tens of thousands of Euros to Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria for terror operations.
After their arrest, investigators learned that Faiz Atar’s house was regularly used for Hamas meeting. While Sirhan worked as a truck driver removing sand from various Hamas tunnel sites.
As a result of the arrests, Israel gained a lot of intelligence information on Hamas’s tunnel and terror operations.
The Shabak pointed out that every month Israel provides thousands of entry permits to Gazans for humanitarian, medical and other reasons, while Hamas terrorists then cynically attempts to use those permits to try and expand their terror operations in Judea and Samaria.Jewish Press News Briefs