Israeli Arab man sentenced for moving funds for Hamas

Published By ITCT News Desk On : October 8, 2018
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Israel: Dar’am Jabareen, a resident of Umm-al-Fahm and an Israeli citizen, has been sentenced to 42 months in prison by the Jerusalem District Court for moving around 300,000 euros of terror funds from Turkey to Hamas, the Jerusalem Post reported on Monday.

Dar’am Jabareen, transferred the funds from Hamas officials in Turkey to local Hamas officials but the origin of the funds was Qatar, according to Israeli investigation.

Jabareen was also fined NIS 20,000 and NIS 560,000 was seized.

The Jerusalem Post further reports:

Two Hamas officials in Turkey, Zahar Jabareen and Salama Marei, first requested his help in smuggling terror funds to local Hamas chapters during one of his business trips to Turkey in 2016.

Dar’am Jabareen would typically bring the funds to Israel, hide them in a specific spot and transmit the location Hamas’ officials in Turkey who would then arrange for it to be collected.

He continued this activity on several occasions until January 2018 when he was arrested.

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