Security forces' battle with Hamas continues: Wednesday night, five senior members of the organization were arrested for questioning by the Police Investigations Unit of the Jerusalem district, in conjunction with Border Guard Police. According to the police, the five
The arrests are part of the effort to combat Hamas activities in Jerusalem, and follows on the heels of the citizenship revocation for the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and other members of the legislative council, who live in Jerusalem and are currently being held. The five were transferred from the Jerusalem police district for questioning.
Thursday morning, 35 Hamas operatives, arrested last week in an extensive IDF operation, were remanded in the Ofer and Salem military courts. Among them are senior Hamas member, Muhammad Abu-Tir, the Minister of Finance, the Minister for Prisoners' Affairs, and the Minister of Welfare. Five additional Hamas members, who were also remanded, told judges that they did not accept the courts' jurisdiction and that they viewed the arrests as kidnapping.
Attack on the Dawa
In this same vein, IDF forces, along with representatives of the civil administration, raided Wednesday night Dawa offices in Jericho and confiscated documents and computers. According to the defense establishment, the Dawa infrastructure serves as a charitable front for the transfer of funds for terror.
The wide operation in Jericho is part of a general operation against Dawa organizations, with similar confiscations, that has taken place all over Judea and Samaria in recent days.