Palestinian allegedly transferring funds to Hamas arrested at Jordan border

The Shin Bet security service says it arrested a 22-year-old Palestinian man trying to bring “approximately ten thousand Jordanian dinars ($14,000)” to Hamas in the West Bank through the Allenby Crossing from Jordan on Saturday.

According to the Shin Bet, the money was going to be used to “fund terrorist activities.”

The Palestinian suspect is identified as Ez al-Din Darabia, from the village of Yatir, outside Hebron.

“Security forces will continue to work to uncover and thwart attempts by terrorist groups to smuggle money and materiel through crossings for terrorist activities, without harming the activities of the crossings and those that pass through them,” the Shin Bet says in a statement.

— Judah Ari Gross