Israeli court charges Gazan trader with threatening Israeli security
The Israeli authorities charged a Gazan trader with threatening Israeli security in a hearing at the magistrate court in Beersheba on Monday.
The Israeli TV Channel 7 said that the Israeli public prosecution is charging Raed Shamallakh of supplying engineering equipment to the Gaza Strip without the necessary permits.
According to this charge, Shamallakh sold the engineering equipment to Hamas members who work in digging tunnels while knowing beforehand of Hamas’s reason of purchase.
The charges against him also include making contacts in order to commit a crime, obtaining equipment by fraud and in dangerous circumstances and providing equipment and services for a “terrorist organization”. The prosecution demanded his continued detention until the end of the legal proceedings against him.
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) have arrested dozens of traders over recent months under the pretext of trying to procure equipment used in digging tunnels.
(Source / 12.12.2016)