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5 Israeli Arabs Are Charged With Aiding Hamas

Five Israeli Arabs were charged today with funneling an estimated $10 million to the Islamic group Hamas, marking a rare instance in which leading Israeli Arabs have been accused of links to militant Palestinian movements. The five were not charged with direct involvement in terrorism. The money was allegedly passed out by charities linked to Hamas, and much of it went to Palestinian families with relatives who were in prison or who had been killed in violence. Families of suicide bombers also received money, according to prosecutors. The arrest of the men last month has contributed to the friction between Israel’s Jews and Arabs. Full Story

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