Shin Bet security service

Israel Accuses Turkey of Helping to Fund Hamas

The Shin Bet security service on Monday accused Turkey of aiding the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization raise and launder funds for its military activities against Israel, following the investigation of a Turkish national and an Arab Israeli citizen who were arrested in January.

A Palestinian supporter of the Islamic Jihad movement attends a protest calling for the release of Palestinians held Israeli prisons on March 31, 2008 at the International Red Cross offices in Gaza City. An Israeli minister today called for direct talks with the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas aimed at securing …