Tue 05 Dec 2023 6:10 pm - Jerusalem Time
Israeli District Court decides to dissolve and ban the Jerusalem Zakat Committee
The Israeli District Court decides to dissolve and ban the Jerusalem Zakat Committee, claiming that it carries out activities that support terrorism.
The Register of Associations, through the Implementation and Control Unit of the Companies Authority of the Israeli Ministry of Justice, submitted a request to issue an order to dissolve the Central Jerusalem Zakat Association to the Central Court in the city of Jerusalem, against the backdrop of its activities supporting terrorism.
The request was submitted in October of this year, and was accepted today by the Jerusalem District Court, which decided to dissolve the association.
This comes after an indictment was filed against the association and its founders, which revealed that the association was founded by Hamas activists and distributed a large portion of its funds to families in need, including the families of Hamas activists and the families of martyrs. The association was also accused of transferring funds to orphans not affiliated with Hamas, with the aim of increasing popular support and sympathy for the organization, absorbing its ideas and recruiting additional activists into its ranks, as well as promoting Hamas’ goals in the war against Israel and compromising its sovereignty.