A senior Hamas official’s property and finances were confiscated overnight when it was disocovered he’d smuggled thousands of dollars to Hamas operatives in the Judea and Samaria region

Date: 15/11/2010, 11:28 AM    

Last night, in a joint IDF (Zahal)-ISA operation in Tulkarm, security forces confiscated a senior Hamas operative’s money and possessions, the operative recently convicted of transferring the terror organization’s money into the Judea and Samaria region.

The senior member of Hamas, Ali Dadu from Tulkarm, is a founder of the terror organization’s local Tulkarm network. Dadu was arrested by security forces on June 27th, 2010, on suspicion of having been involved in transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars in terror finances from abroad to the Judea and Samaria region.

During his investigation, Dadu admitted to having received $620,000 from Hamas, which were smuggled through Israel into the Judea and Samaria region in various ways.

Ali Dadu’s son, Diaa Dadu, was also arrested. During his investigation, Diaa confirmed that the source of the money is Hamas. He estimated the value of the money his father received to be approximately $900,000.

On August 26th, 2010, Ali Dadu was convicted of transferring money into the Judea and Samaria region and transferring enemy finances into the region. The military court in Samaria imposed a nine month prison sentence, a fine of 15,000 NIS, and 12 months of probation.

This operation should serve as a message to Hamas operatives and affiliates – involvement in money transfers from terror organizations may jeopardize their property.

Confiscation follows Dadu’s conviction and is in accordance with Order 120/84 of the Security Regulations as well as Supreme Court rulings, allowing the confiscation of equal sums of money from the convicted’s private property. In accordance with this regulation, GOC Central Command, Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi, ordered the confiscation of money.

The Hamas terror organization is constantly working to rebuild its terror network in the Judea and Samaria region. These attempts are made possible with money streaming in from the Gaza Strip, Syria, Hezbollah and Iran.

The operation was carried out by forces from the IDF (Zahal), the ISA, the Israel Police, and a party assessing the operation.