Various media are reporting on the indictment of an Arabic Jerusalem resident charged with agreeing to spy on Israel on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood.. According to one report:
An Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem was charged with agreeing to spy on Israel. An indictment was filed Monday in Jerusalem District Court accusing Ahmad Awad, 22, of Beit Shafafa, of meeting with Hamas operatives while attending university in Cyprus, Ynet reported Monday. Awad is accused of meeting two Hamas operatives from Gaza in 2008, who then introduced him to a third who recruited him into the Jerusalem Muslim Brotherhood; membership in the organization is forbidden by Israel’s defense minister. According to the indictment, Awad agreed to collect information on various sites throughout Israel, and on political and social issues in the country.
he Hamas charter states that it is ” is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and an Israeli TV station has reported that in 2008, Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. An earlier media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations. Last June, a Hamas journalist acknowledged the role that the “international Muslim Brotherhood” has played in providing funds for the purchase of weapons. Hamas is supported financially and politically by the global Muslim Brotherhood and a NEFA Foundation report has documented the Hamas fund-raising activities of the Union of Good, a coalition of Islamic charities linked to the Brotherhood that provides financial support to both the Hamas “social” infrastructure, as well as its terrorist activities. Previous posts have also discussed the worldwide campaign orchestrated by the global Brotherhood against Israeli actions in Gaza during the recent conflict. An earlier post reported a statement by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood claiming that Hamas was “an independent enti