YERUSHALAYIM - IDF troops overnight Sunday seized cash and goods “benefits” that were provided by Hamas to the families of terrorists. The funds, similar to those provided by the Palestinian Authority, are a form of “pension” for families who have had a member killed committing an act of terror against Israel, or who were caught and sentenced to a term in an Israeli prison.
The family targeted was the family of the terrorist who murdered Israeli police officer Baruch Mizrachi, Hy”d, 46, on Erev Pesach 2014, who was killed in a shooting attack in the Har Chevron area as he was driving with his wife and children to a Pesach Seder.
Overnight Sunday, soldiers seized a vehicle in the village of Beit Omar in the Binyamin region belonging to the father of a terrorist who carried out a car ramming attack near the village in November 2015. Five soldiers were injured in that attack, and the terrorist was killed. But as part of the Palestinian Authority’s “pension program” for terrorists, the family of the terrorist has been receiving a monthly stipend of thousands of shekels — even for the father of the family to purchase a new, expensive four-wheel drive vehicle.
Overnight Sunday, security officials said they arrested 7 wanted security suspects in other areas in Yehudah and Shomron. The suspects were wanted for participating in rioting and throwing stones and firebombs that endangered Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers. Several of the suspects were also charged with belonging to Hamas. All were being questioned on their activities by security forces.