Cleared for Publication: 2 Hamas terrorists arrested for receiving funds to finance terrorism
CLEARED FOR PUBLICATION: Hamas’s chairman of the student council at Birzeit University and another Muslim terrorist, have been arrested for the receiving of hundreds of thousands of Euros to finance terrorism. €150,000 were buried in a number of hiding places throughout Judea and Samaria.
On March 7, 2018, Muslim terrorist Omar Kiswani, Hamas’s chairman of the student council at Birzeit University, was detained for questioning by the Shin Bet.
Kiswani asked Hamas terrorists in Gaza and Turkey for money to promote the terror group’s activities at the University.
The Shin Bet investigation revealed that Kiswani had ties with Hamas terrorist Yassin Rabi’a, who was expelled to Gaza as part of the Shalit terrorists release.
Kiswani was also in contact with Hamas terrorists in Turkey, and had sought funds to advance Hamas activity at Birzeit University.
According to a Shin Bet statement, Rabia subsequently transferred to Kiswani approximately 150,000 euros, which it said were concealed in several locations throughout Judea and Samaria.
Kiswani, it adds, collected the money along with his friend and fellow Hamas student association member, 20-year-old Yahya Alawi. The two used the funds to promote Hamas activities.
“The foregoing is yet another example of efforts by Hamas commanders in Turkey and the Gaza Strip to advance Hamas activities in Judea and Samaria by bringing in money and hiding it in various locales in order to fund its local infrastructures,” the Shin Bet statement said.