Shin Bet uncovers Israeli Muslima recruited to finance Hamas terrorists with aid funds
BREAKING: The Shin Bet in a joint operation with the Israeli police arrested an Israeli Muslima who was funding Hamas terrorists by scamming aid organizations and civilians, the domestic security agency cleared for publication.
On February 17, 2020, the Shin Bet uncovered a Hamas plot to enlist 31-year-old Ayia Khativ, a Muslima mother of two from the Arab village of Arara in northern Israel, as a terrorist operating for the terror group.
She was recruited by two terrorists, both members of Hamas’s Izz-a-Din al-Qassam, 29-year-old Muhammed Pilpel, a resident of Beit Lahiya and 32-year-old Mahmoud Halua, a resident of Jabaliya in Gaza.
According to the Shin Bet, the Muslima terrorist was recruited to carry out missions for Hamas, including financing terror attacks and helping to build terror tunnels and infrastructure.
The Shin Bet uncovered that she provided the terror group with hundreds of thousands of shekels by scamming aid organizations and civilians who donated funds with the aim of helping patients and the needy.
She used the plight of Gazans who were granted humanitarian permits to enter Israel for medical treatment and business activity.
“Hamas in Gaza continues to cynically exploit the humanitarian conditions to promote terror activities. The Shin Bet will continue to thwart any hostile espionage activities by terror organizations in Gaza and considers de the exploitation of Israeli citizens for assistance in terrorist activities very harshly”, the Shin Bet said in a statement.