Police and Shin Bet units converged Wednesday on the home of the terrorist who committed the massacre at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in Jerusalem in 2008. The forces found and confiscated NIS 43,000, in local and foreign currency, as part of an operation combating the funding of Palestinian terrorism.
Intelligence information disclosed that the family of Alaa Abu Dhein, in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, was receiving funding from Hamas in support of the deadly attack committed by their son during which eight Yeshiva students were murdered.
Wednesday’s operation was one in a series of operations carried out by security forces to disrupt and apprehend elements responsible for funding terror against Israelis as well as those engaged in supporting terror activities.
In 2017, police confiscated, through administrative orders, a total of approximately NIS 300,000 as well as vehicles and jewelry in the homes of more than seven families who received support and assistance from terrorist organizations.
Police stressed that they would not allow “financial or other support by terrorist organizations for families of terrorists who have committed deadly and disturbing terror attacks. The involvement of Jerusalem residents in some form of activity funded by Hamas is a serious offense and constitutes an attempt by the terrorist organization to gain a foothold inside Jerusalem.”