A combined investigation of Police and Shabak yielded evidence of the existence of a terror financing network that has been in operation over a significant time period. The network provided funds to members of the illegal Almoravid movement who are active on the Temple Mount, to pay for their acts of violence intended to discourage visitors from attempting to ascend to the compound.
The Almoravid (Morabiton) are named after a federation of Muslim Berber peoples that established an empire in Morocco, Algeria, and Spain in the 11th century.
While the suspects in operating the network were being interrogated, police took separate action against dozens of Almoravid field operators whose involvement was being exposed. The latter are still under investigation.
The Jerusalem District Attorney’s office on Monday submitted an indictment against Mohammed Jabarin, an Israeli Arab from Umm al-Fahm, and two Arab residents of Silwan, in eastern Jerusalem, for crimes involving funding terrorism and an illegal association.