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Israel confiscates personal belongings alleged to be ‘assistance’ from Hamas

Image of Israeli security forces (İssam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
Image of Israeli security forces (İssam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )

Israeli police confiscated cash and property on Monday belonging to seven Palestinian families whose sons were either arrested or killed by the security forces, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news has reported.

According to the London-based website, the Israeli occupation authorities claimed that these families received the money and property, including vehicles, as “assistance” from the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

The police used dogs to search the Palestinian homes. Official film of the operation showed that extensive damage was caused to the properties. A number of people were arrested during the raid, including the father of martyr Ghassan Abu-Jamal, and Jamal Faraj, the father of martyr Sifyan Faraj.

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The head of the Committee of Families of Jerusalem’s Prisoners, Amjad Abu-Asab, said that the Israeli police also arrested Tareq Al-Natsha, the brother of martyr Hassan Al-Natsha, and confiscated his family’s money and his wife’s jewellery.

The police claim that the raid was carried out after data checks proved that these families had received funds from Hamas in support of “attacks” that their sons carried out against Israeli targets. Resisting Israel’s military occupation is a right guaranteed under international law.

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