Soldiers guard prisoners 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
In an effort to crack down on Hamas funding mechanisms in the West Bank, the IDF
late Sunday night raided the home of a senior Hamas moneyman who was convicted
this summer for transferring funds to the terrorist organization.
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joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation, soldiers raided the home
of Ali Dadu in Tulkarm and confiscated money and assets that belonged to
The IDF confirmed that the operation was rare in that it had been
aimed at “sending a message that Hamas operatives who transfer money to the
terror group will be at the risk of having their own assets harmed.”
was arrested by Israel in June on suspicion of transferring hundreds of
thousands of dollars to Hamas from abroad. During the investigation following
his arrest, Dadu confessed to having received $620,000 in cash – smuggled into
the West Bank from overseas – and then disseminating it throughout the
organization’s apparatuses in the West Bank. He was convicted in August and
sentenced to nine months in prison.
Dadu’s son, Diaa, was also taken into
custody and confirmed during his interrogation that the money had come from
Hamas headquarters in Damascus. He estimated that his father had received
approximately $900,000 from Hamas headquarters overseas.
explained that the confiscation was carried out in line with previous rulings by
the High Court of Justice that allow the head of the IDF Central Command to
confiscate the financial equivalent from a suspect’s personal property.