Friend and Ally Update. “Millions of shekels transferred from Saudi to Hamas: Charity associations in Jerusalem receive millions of shekels to fund Hamas hostilities,” by Aviram Zino for Ynet News (thanks to IG):
According to two indectments served Monday, millions of shekels have been transferred from a Saudi organization to Hamas operatives in Jerusalem. The money was received as charity although, in reality, it was earmarked for terrorist activities.
Following a request from the Jerusalem prosecutor’s office, details of the affair were released for publication Monday after the Shin Bet and Police investigation was concluded.
Two indictments were served on members of the organizations involved for breaking the law that prohibits funding terrorism.
The millions of shekels were received from the Charity Coalition — an umbrella organization that encompasses Hamas charitable societies in Saudi Arabia.
The money was transferred to non-profit organizations in the A-Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem to conceal its final destination — the Hamas movement in the city.