Top Hamas Terrorist Captured, Indicted

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Hamas terrorists next to an Egyptian watch tower on the border between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafiach, southern Gaza Strip. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90
Hamas terrorists next to an Egyptian watch tower on the border between Egypt and Gaza, in Rafiach, southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90)

Charges were filed Sunday against Madhat Abu Sanima, a Hamas terrorist who was accused of a series of security crimes. The crimes include planting firebombs along the Gaza security fence and planting a large bomb that weighed several kilos. In addition, Abu Sanima was charged with firing rockets and missiles at Israeli targets.

According to the wide-ranging charges Abu Sanima also helped other terrorists organize attacks and supplied Hamas with large numbers of weapons that were smuggled into Gaza via tunnels. Altogether, there were over 20 counts of security violations in the indictment, the IDF officials said.

Army officials did not reveal how they captured Abu Sanima. They did report that he is being held in isolation, and will remain in prison until the completion of the proceedings against him.