Israel Nabs Gazan Who Transferred Millions to Hamas


hamas1The Israel Security Agency recently arrested Mahr Attiah Abed Abu Gabba, 41, a Gaza metal merchant involved in transferring millions of dollars into Gaza and to Hamas. In addition, he sold metal components to Hamas to build tunnels, military posts and bunkers. Abu Gabba had authorization to enter Israel thanks to his profession and was arrested at the Erez border crossing on the Gaza border.

He confessed to taking advantage of the nature of his business to transfer millions of dollars. Hamas operatives overseas would transfer millions of dollars to Abu Gabba’s family in Egypt, ostensibly for the metal business, and Abu Gabba would transfer the same amount to Hamas representatives in Gaza.

According to Abu Gabba, ever since President Morsi took power in Egypt, it has become easier for Hamas to transfer money into Gaza, with operatives who enter Egypt through the Rafah border crossing and return with briefcases full of cash. He also revealed that some of the metal was used to build bunkers beneath mosques.

{ Israel News Bureau}