Lawyers Caught Working for Hamas

YERUSHALAYIM -

Security forces have arrested six lawyers from eastern Yerushalayim who had been running a “legal practice” dedicated to aiding terrorists from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, it was revealed yesterday.

The suspects — five men and a woman — for the past three years have acted as paid go-betweens, passing secret messages to terrorists in Israeli jails and operatives throughout Israel and even abroad.

They were arrested in the Arab neighborhood of Issawiya in a joint operation conducted by police and the General Security Service.

Two Arab brothers set up the “Al Quds” legal practice and then proceeded to use it to transfer money to other attorneys throughout the capital.

For a fee of between NIS 500 and NIS 700 per visit per prisoner, the men would facilitate the transmission of secret messages and other information to and from imprisoned terrorists.

The suspects are to be indicted for supporting terrorist activities.