Israeli Troops Raid Islamic Charities in West Bank

May 1, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Daily Star/Agence France Presse

Israeli troops raided two charities linked to Hamas in the Occupied West Bank city of Hebron overnight and seized computers and equipment, the army said on Wednesday. "Our forces seized material from these two organizations which, under the guise of charitable organizations, actually worked to directly support the Hamas terrorists, notably by recruiting activists and collecting funds," a spokeswoman said. Witnesses said troops loaded trucks with computers and other equipment belonging to the Islamic Charity Movement and the Islamic Youth Association. The armed forces had previously shut down buildings belonging to the charities and seized computers and files in raids carried out in February.