Large Sums of Terror Linked Finances and Property Seized in Overnight Tulkarm Operation, 15 Nov 2010

Last night, in a joint IDF-ISA operation in Tulkarm, security forces confiscated the money and possessions of a senior Hamas operative that was recently convicted of transferring Hamas finances into the Judea and Samaria region.

The operative, Ali Dadu from Tulkarm, is a senior Hamas operative and one of the founders of the Hamas network in the area of Tulkarm. Dadu was arrested by security forces on June 27th, 2010 on suspicions of involvement in transferring hundreds of thousands of dollars in terror finances from abroad to the Judea and Samaria region.

During his investigation, Dadu admitted to having received $620,000 from Hamas, which were smuggled from Israel into the Judea and Samaria region in various ways.

In addition, Ali Dadu’s son, Diaa Dadu, was also arrested. During his investigation, Diaa confirmed that the source of the money is Hamas. He estimated the value of the money his father received to be approximately $900,000.

On August 26th, 2010, Ali Dadu was convicted of transferring money into the Judea and Samaria region and transferring enemy finances into the region. The military court in Samaria imposed a nine month prison sentence, a fine of 15,000 NIS, and 12 months of probation.

This operation should serve as a message to Hamas operatives and affiliates that involvement in the transfer of finances from terror organizations may jeopardize their property.

The confiscation follows Dadu’s conviction and is in accordance with Order 120/84 of the Security Regulations as well as Supreme Court rulings, allowing the confiscation of equal sums of money from the convicted persons’ private property. In accordance with this regulation GOC Central Command, Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi ordered the confiscation of the money.

The Hamas terror organization is constantly acting to rebuild its terror network in the Judea and Samaria region. These attempts are possible with money coming from the Gaza Strip, Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran.

The operation was carried out by forces from the IDF, the ISA, the Israel Police, as well as an assessor.

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