Military Precision Takes Out Top Hamas Financial Operative
Israel’s defense forces delivered a decisive blow against Hamas, announcing the elimination of Subhi Ferwana, the mastermind financier funneling millions to the organization’s militant arm.
In a precision operation, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed an Air Force jet to remove Ferwana amidst the hustle of Rafah, Gaza Strip. The strike, informed by intelligence from the IDF and Shin Bet, marks a significant victory against terror financing.
The Money Trail Ends
Subhi Ferwana, with his brother, operated ‘Hamsat,’ a money exchange behemoth channeling vast sums to Hamas’ military operations. “Ferwana was a prominent financier who, together with his brother, was involved in the transfer of tens of millions of dollars to the Hamas terrorist organization and its military wing in the Gaza Strip through their money exchange company, ‘Hamsat,’ over the past few years,” confirmed the IDF.
Funds for Warfare Curtailed
The IDF’s statement highlighted Ferwana’s role during conflict,
“Ferwana transferred funds to Hamas’ military wing during the war and was aware that these funds would be vital for continuing the wing’s ability to fight.”
His financial streams fortified Hamas’ military might, underwriting terrorist wages and operations.
A Blow to Terror Funding Networks
Hamas, reliant on financiers like Ferwana, faces a setback as these funds, often sourced from Iran and overseas, dry up. “Hamas uses financiers in order to receive the funds that are transferred to the terrorist organization from Iran and various fundraising sources abroad,” said the IDF, underscoring the strategic impact of Ferwana’s removal.
Wider Security Operations
Beyond the financial front, IDF soldiers unearthed an explosive device in a Shuja’iyya medical clinic, demonstrating Hamas’ exploitation of civilian infrastructure for terror activities.
The Israeli Navy’s offensive persists, targeting Gaza’s terrorist infrastructure, while the northern border saw a single projectile launched from Lebanon, harmlessly landing in open terrain.