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This is Just Suicide! Israeli Prime minister Ehud Olmert is
proving once again why he should be removed from Office. In
a development that can only be described as MIND-BOGGLING
Olmert's office has admitted to transferring hundreds of Millions of
shekels to HAMAS. Maybe Hamas should write on the Kassams
they fire, "this rocket brought to you courtesy of Capitan Comb-over
himself, the Prime Minister of Israel". Read on for the full story:



In an unprecedented admission, the office of Israel's Prime
Minister revealed today that it is, in fact, allowing the
transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars to the Hamas
terrorist organization in Gaza due to "Israeli diplomatic

In a response letter sent to Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner,
director of human rights organization Shurat HaDin - Israel
Law Center, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) wrote that the
transfer of funds to the Hamas controlled government in the
Gaza Strip does indeed regularly take place after "consultations
among the relevant bodies." Shurat HaDin had accused the Israeli
government of secretly transferring hard currency to Hamas.

"At this point," states the PMO's letter, dated June 25, 2008,
"due to conclusions that there is an Israeli interest that the
transfer of funds continue, a decision was made to continue to
transfer certain sums of money to the Gaza Strip."

The PMO's letter was dispatched to Shurat HaDin, an organization
representing hundreds of terror victims in an ongoing global
battle against terror funding, in response to a series of
warning letters from the group to the Prime Minister, the Bank
of Israel and the Israel Postal Bank, in which Shurat HaDin
demanded that all transfers of funds to the Hamas terrorists
and Hamas controlled organs in the Gaza Strip be immediately

In the initial letter of warning sent by Shurat HaDin on behalf
of victims of Hamas terror attacks to the PMO, Attorney Nitsana
Darshan-Leitner wrote: "The currency of record in the Gaza Strip
is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS)." Most of the financial activity
in the Gaza Strip runs on a cash basis, using the NIS. Tens of
thousands of Hamas terrorists and governmental official get their
salary in Israeli currency – in cash. Thus, the transfer of large
sums of cash into the Gaza Strip is, by definition, an act that
directly fuels the terrorist Activity of Hamas and is therefore a
violation of the Terror-Funding Act of 2005 and the domestic and
international laws against money laundering."

The warning letters from Shurat HaDin also note that a portion of
the cash funneled into Gaza by Israel is used to replace Israeli
currency in Hamas'coffers that has physically deteriorated and
another portion serves the international money laundering trade,
most notably the money "smuggled" by Hamas from Iran via the
Egyptian border. Without these criminal acts, Hamas' financial hold
on the Strip would collapse and thus these measuresare directly
responsible for shoring up the Hamas control over Gaza and its
continued terrorist activity launched from the region.

The PMO's letter reveals for the first time, that the Israeli
government allows and encourages the financial support for the
Hamas government in the Gaza Strip – knowingly and willingly.

...Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner stated that "the government
of Israel cannot fight against the Hamas terrorist organization
with one hand, and continue to secretly finance it with the

"Hypocritically, the Prime Minister demands governments around
the world isolate and and embargo the Hamas terrorists in Gaza,
and stop transferring funds to them while at the same time he
authorizes the transfer of Israeli currency into the hands of the
enemy. This government claims to be fighting against the smuggling
of tens of millions of dollars and euro into the Gaza Strip via the
Egyptian border, all the while participating in the laundering of
this money by exchanging them for New Israeli Shekels."...If the
Prime Minister does not immediately halt the currency transfers to
Gaza, Shurat HaDin will take all legal means available against the
government to bring this terror financing to a close."

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