Israel Urges French Taxpayers to Stop Sending Donations to Gaza Strip

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The spokesman of the Israeli Defense Forces has told French lawmakers that the Hamas organization appropriates donations sent from france and other countries to the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which is suffering from severe humanitarian problems, for military activities and terror attacks.

During his visit to France, IDF spokesman Ronen Manelis called on members of the National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament, to not “get suckered in by Hamas,” which is branded a terrorist organization in Israel, the US and the EU.

According to the official, cited by the Times of Israel, billions of Israeli shekels, which are donated from foreign countries, including French taxpayers, to the Gaza Strip, are “diverted to building terror capabilities” by Hamas, which rules the territory.

“This is a militarized terror group in every sense, with a general staff, fighting brigades, operational battalions and attack plans against Israel. This organization has murdered thousands of Israelis, Americans, French citizens and Britons in bus bombings, suicide attacks in malls and restaurants, and stabbing and car-ramming attacks,” he told the lawmakers.

He slammed Hamas as “a murderous terror organization that stops at nothing in its efforts to attack children, women, innocent civilians, including civilians living under its rule.”

During his briefing he stressed that Hamas has turned the Gaza…

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