(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)
4 March 2002
Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer recently signed an order banning Hamas-affiliated charitable societies in the territories and abroad.
In practice, these charitable societies constitute part of Hamas’ organizational infrastructure; they strengthen Hamas and aid in financing its terrorist activities.
Similar steps are being taken in additional western countries which are acting against terrorist organizations and their economic/ logistical support networks.