The Southern District Prosecutor's Office today (Sunday) filed an indictment in the Beersheba District Court against Nissim Netzer, 41, from the Gaza Strip, for terrorist offenses, after he transferred millions of shekels to the Islamic Jihad organization in order to reward the families of prisoners and shaheeds.
The indictment states that beginning in 2019, Netzer, who lived in Nazareth illegally, used to transfer the salaries of Gazan laborers who worked in Israel in exchange for commission to their families in Gaza. Netzer used to collect the money from the workers, use them to pay the debts of Gaza residents in Israel, and instead of those debt payments in Israel, the residents whose debts were paid made sure to pay the families of the workers in Gaza.
Make sure to pay the families of the workers in Gaza. Workers entering Israel from Gaza (archive), photo: AP
At the end of 2020, Mohammed, a Hamas activist, contacted Netser and asked him to work with him. The two agreed that Nasr would transfer the workers' money to Islamic Jihad headquarters in Jenin to be used as retribution money for the families of prisoners and shaheeds. At the same time, the total money transferred by Nasr, less the fees, Muhammad would transfer to Netzer's wife or brother in Gaza and they would distribute them to the workers' families.
Approx. NIS 4 million
According to the summary, during the relevant period, the defendant collected approximately NIS 4 million and transferred them to terrorist organizations, in return for tens of thousands of shekels in fees that he would collect from both the workers and the terrorist organization.
Netzer was charged with offenses of prohibiting the operation of terrorist property; Providing service or providing means to a terrorist organization and entering and residing in Israel illegally.
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