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Israel Shuts Down Two Suspected Hamas Offices in Jerusalem

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A child at a Hamas rally. Photo: Wikipedia. Israeli security forces and police shut down two suspected Hamas offices in eastern Jerusalem on Thursday.

A statement from Israel’s security force, the Shin Bet, said its agents shut down “two Jerusalem offices, from which the Hamas terror organization had been conducting actions.”

Israeli security forces said that the offices belonged to Al-Quds Development and Amara al-Aqsa, two charities based in the northern Israeli cities of Umm al-Fahm and Nazareth, AFP reported.

The Al-Quds Development office had originally been shut down in 2010 after it was discovered the office was working with Hamas. The Shin Bet said Amarat al-Aqsa was also supporting activities for Hamas that “led to violence against visitors and security forces on the Temple Mount.”

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