Hamas shows new tunnels built in Gaza. (Photo / ARAB MEDIA)
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Gazans sent to smuggle Hamas funds in their shoes enable Israel to learn about new tunnels. Shin Bet has gained valuable new information on tunnels dug under residential buildings and mosques.
The arrest of two Gazans with terror financing cash hidden in their shoes eventually enabled Israel to gain valuable new intelligence on the underground network of tunnels Hamas and Islamic Jihad are digging in Gaza.
Security forces announced on Tuesday that they had nabbed two Gazans over the course of June, for trying to smuggle terror financing cash from the Strip to Hamas in the West Bank.
The joint Shin Bet, Israel Police Southern District, and IDF operation resulted in the arrest on June 16 of Faiz Atar, born in 1951, from Bet Lahia in Gaza, who had a permit to enter Israel to conduct trade.
The suspect was taken into custody at the Tarkumia crossing between Israel and the West Bank.The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said the suspect hid cash in his shoes for Hamas, and smuggled tens of thousands of Euros to operatives in the West Bank.
As the investigation continued, the domestic intelligence agency gleaned valuable information on Atar’s family in Gaza and their activities on behalf of Hamas, including tunnel digging.
“It emerged that his sons made use of his home to meet with Hamas operatives. The investigation revealed information on tunnel openings, which are partly located underneath civilian structures, including innocent civilian residential buildings and mosques, and rocket launch locations, which are located near civilian structures, in a manner that endangers the civilian population in the Strip,” the Shin Bet said in a statement.
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Yehoshua (Shuki) Gilboa, who was moderately-to-seriously wounded in the Kiryat Arba stabbing attack Thursday morning was treated by his wife, a registered nurse.
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Yehoshua (Shuki) Gilboa, who was moderately-to-seriously wounded in the Kiryat Arba stabbing attack Thursday morning was treated by his wife, a registered nurse. Shuki is a member of the Kiryat.
Mrs. Shlumit Gilboa is a MDA volunteer in addition to being a registered nurse. She was on the ambulance that arrived at the scene of the attack in which her husband was stabbed and shot. She got into the paramedic ambulance to accompany him to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital trauma center.Arba first response team and was among the first three to enter the Ariel home, only to find the terrorist stabbing 13-year-old Hallel Yafeh to death in her sleep.
Mrs. Gilboa explained to the media she had just completed a night shift and was planning to head to bed. At that moment my husband told me “good night” and then they heard on the radio that the terrorist got over the security fence. Shuki responded and she reports he was seriously injured in an eye. She assisted in controlling the bleeding while assuring her husband he would be okay.
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27-year-old woman came from same village as youth who murdered Hallel Yaffa Ariel, 13, as she slept in her bed.
Security forces on Friday morning thwarted an attempted attack next to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron. According to Palestinian sources, the attack was carried out by a relative of the teenage terrorist who on Thursday murdered 13-year-old Hallel Yaffa Ariel as she slept in her own bed.
Palestinian sources named Friday’s assailant as Saara Hagog, 27, a member of the Tarayrah family from the village of Bani Naim, adjacent to Kiryat Arba. Ariel was killed by 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayrah, also from Bani Naim.
Police said that the woman approached Border Police officers at the entrance to the Tomb armed with a knife, and tried to stab one of them. No Israelis were hurt in the incident.
The officers shot the woman, police said. She was treated for her wounds by the security forces, but was later pronounced dead.
“A female terrorist armed with a knife approached a Border Police post at one of the entrances to the Tomb of the Patriarchs and suddenly drew a knife and tried to stab one of the policemen” – a police statement said.
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