Video - Hamas is Stealing Funds Intended for Gaza’s Needy from the Turkish Agency TIKA.(Cogat)
Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav (Poly) Mordechai: "The egotistical Hamas terror organization has robbed funds that are meant for the needy of Gaza from international organizations. Hamas prospers at the expense of the residents of the Strip and uses donations meant for them to finance terror. How long will the world and the Gazan people ignore this?"
A recent example is Muhammad Faruq Sha’aban Murtaja, a Gazan building engineer, who was planted in the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) Murtaja is the latest in a long line of similar occurrences. World Vision, UNRWA and many other organizations have fell victims at the hands of Hamas’ infiltration and exploitation . The activities of these organizations have suffered, as their reputation has been tainted due to them being declared as facilitators of terrorism. These events have triggered diplomatic incidents between countries which finance these organizations and Israel. Ultimately, the primary victim is the Palestinian resident of Gaza whose access to food , shelter, education and a brighter future for their children is denied so that Hamas can continue its murderous terrorism.
From a Civil Engineer to a Terror Engineer
Approximately one month ago, Israeli forces arrested Muhammad Faruq Sha’aban Murtaja, a Gazan resident and civil engineer, who for the past several years served as the branch manager in the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). Murtaja’s interrogation revealed how he exploited his seniority in the agency in order to aid Hamas’ terror activities at the expense of the Palestinian public in Gaza - without the knowledge of the Agency’s senior leadership and the Turkish government.
Murtaja was born in 1977, studied in Turkey and was recruited by Hamas in 2008. During 2009, he joined an engineering unit of Hamas’ military wing, while at the same time serving as deputy director of IHH in Gaza - an Islamic Turkish NGO, declared as a terrorist organization by several countries, which seeks to delegitimize the State of Israel.
Murtaja subsequently sought to infiltrate TIKA, an organization which provides humanitarian aid to Muslims across the world. In light of TIKA’s resources and his extensive past experience with Turkish organizations, Murtaja set forth to become involved in the organization. Hmmmm......As usual the IHH is involved. Read the full story here.
#Turkey's official aid agency #TIKA's director in #Gaza arrested for funneling funds to #Hamas' military wing.https://t.co/kaDclwCLYz— Aykan Erdemir (@aykan_erdemir) March 21, 2017