Police arrest sister of Hamas leader Haniyeh in southern Israel on suspicion of terror offenses

File: Ismail Haniyeh, the Doha-based political bureau chief of Hamas, speaks to the press after a meeting with the Iranian foreign minister in Tehran on March 26, 2024. (AFP)
File: Ismail Haniyeh, the Doha-based political bureau chief of Hamas, speaks to the press after a meeting with the Iranian foreign minister in Tehran on March 26, 2024. (AFP)

A sister of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has been arrested on suspicion of contact with operatives from the terror group and supporting acts of terror, defense sources say.

Police say that they arrested the 57-year-old woman in a joint raid with the Shin Bet.

The suspect, who is not identified by police in the statement, is a resident of the southern town Tel Sheva.

In a statement, police say that during a raid on the suspect’s home, officers found documents, media, telephones and other evidence linking her to “serious security offenses.”

The woman will appear at the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court later today for a hearing on her detention.

Police carrying out a raid in Tel Sheva, April 1, 2024 (Israel Police)

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