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Israeli Authorities Arrests Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s Sister

Israeli Authorities Arrests Hamas Leader Ismail Haniyeh's Sister

Israeli authorities have apprehended a woman suspected of having connections with a terrorist organization and supporting terrorist activities. The individual, reportedly Sabah Avad al-Salam Haniyeh, a relative of former Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, was taken into custody during a joint operation by Israeli police and the Shin Bet security agency codenamed “Early Dawn.”

Although her identity was not officially confirmed, she is said to be a 57-year-old resident of Tel Sheva, where the operation took place. During the search of her home, law enforcement officers discovered documents, media, telephones, and other materials linking her to serious security offenses.

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The detained individual is scheduled to appear at the Beersheba Magistrate’s Court for a hearing on her detention. Ismail Haniyeh, who currently resides in exile in Doha, Qatar, has three sisters living in Tel Sheva, all of whom have faced legal issues with Israeli authorities in the past. Notably, two of his sisters were previously given suspended sentences for illegal trips to Gaza via Egypt in 2013. In a related incident in 2015, Israel rejected Haniyeh’s request for his sisters to attend his son’s wedding in Gaza.