posted by Christopher W Holton
Shin Bet, Israel’s domestic intelligence and security agency, has uncovered new evidence of Iranian support for Jihadist terrorism in Israel.
According to the agency, Iranian intelligence recruited 29-year-old Muhammad Maharma, a computer engineering student from Hebron, to carry out terrorist attacks and conduct espionage missions in the West Bank on behalf of Tehran.
Not surprisingly, those activities involve money for the financing of acts of terrorism:
According to the Shin Bet, Muhammad successfully recruited two Hebron residents, Nour Maharma, 22, and Diaa Srahana, 22, to form a terrorist cell. For his efforts Muhammad Maharma was paid $8,000.
He was also tasked with transferring an Israeli SIM card and both Israeli and Syrian currency to his Iranian handlers, possibly to fund an attack to be carried out within Israel’s borders.
He was indicted on charges of contact with a foreign agent, receiving funds from an enemy entity and conspiring to form an illegal organization.
Israeli officials have accused Iran of growing involvement in funding terrorist groups, such as Hamas, to carry out attacks against the Jewish state. On Tuesday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot stated that the Islamic Republic had increased its funding to Hamas and Islamic Jihad to the tune of $100 million in order to have more influence in the Gaza Strip.
It is worth mentioning that Iran’s increased funding of HAMAS and Islamic Jihad coincides with the easing of sanctions and the delivery of billions of dollars of cash as part of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran…