(Communicated by the GPO)

In the context of the State of Israel’s struggle against the terrorist organizations’ infrastructures, and as part of the global war on terrorist funds, Israeli security forces are today (Wednesday), February 25, 2004, carrying out an operation to seize terrorist funds from the following accounts:

  • The accounts of outlawed associations;
  • Accounts of Islamic Jihad and Hamas associations in Judea, Samaria and Gaza;
  • Accounts to which funds have been transferred from associations that have been outlawed or from terrorist HQs abroad, such as Hezbollah.
  • Accounts of terrorists in Judea, Samaria and Gaza to which funds have been transferred from terrorist organizations, including senior terrorists who received funds designated for financing terrorism, and senior fugitives in Judea, Samaria and Gaza and their families (when the account was at the disposal of the fugitive).

    In the context of the operation, accounts are being examined at various banks, which are suspected of receiving funds – used to expedite anti-Israel terrorism – from Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

    The security establishment has, for some time, warned about the phenomenon in which funds from terrorist organizations abroad are being channeled to terrorists in the field; in practice, the terrorist organizations have become the main employers of terrorists in the field. The security establishment has pointed out the direct link between the channeling of funds and attacks perpetrated on the ground. The goal of today’s operation is to impede the terrorist organizations’ activities and reduce their financial capabilities on the ground; the operation is part of the comprehensive US-led measures currently being carried out around the world against terrorist organizations.

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