Israeli security forces raided the eastern Jerusalem homes of seven terrorists whose families are believed to be on the terror group Hamas’s payroll. Monday’s raid was a joint police and Shin Bet security agency operation.
Fourteen people were arrested and more than 200,000 shekels ($53,000) were seized in the suspects’ homes, as well as jewelry and several vehicles.
Police said the raids on homes in the Jabel Mukaber, Ras al-Amud, A-Tur and Shuafat neighborhoods followed a long intelligence-gathering operation which provided proof that the suspects and their families were receiving funds from Hamas, primarily because their relatives had carried out terrorist attacks.
“The Israel Police will not allow the families of terrorists to receive any financial support from terrorist groups,” officials said in a statement. JNS.ORG