Sunday, February 19, 2006

Arab terrorist funding cell busted by the Shin Bet

A terrorist front used to fund Hamas and Islamic Jihad was shut down by the Shin Bet today.

Goods in containers worth thousands of dollars were seized at the Israeli port of Ashdod.The goods belonged to Khan Younis businessman Faiz Abu Akka.

According to the Shin Bet, Abu Akka illegally transferred hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of goods to Islamic Jihad and Hamas operatives to finance terrorist activities.

Using his business as a front, Abu Akka ordered goods from suppliers abroad. Those suppliers were paid directly by Hamas and Islamic Jihad headquarters abroad. The goods were then sent to Gaza where, after deducting costs and a percentage for his troubles, Abu Akka would then transfer the funds to the terrorist groups.

Perhaps the Israelis will be a little more careful of whom they allow to do business and work in Israel in the future.

1 comment:

Dan Zaremba said...

It's hard, isn't it.
They would probably have to close the trade borders (with Palestine) completely.
Meanwhile the PR troopers would scream about Israel starving the Palestinians.