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Massive searches of Hamas supporters conducting in Germany

Massive searches of Hamas supporters conducting in Germany Police conduct massive searches of Hamas supporters in Germany (Photo: Getty Images)

In four regions of Germany, the police are conducting a series of searches targeting activists and supporters of the terrorist organization Hamas, according to Spiegel.

The agency reported that 15 searches are taking place in Berlin and the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony, and Schleswig-Holstein.

Security agencies focus on representatives of the Palestinian community in Germany. The State Office for the Protection of the Constitution in North Rhine-Westphalia refers to this organization as "the most important for Hamas supporters in Germany," with its base in Berlin.

It is noted that the goal of the searches is to shed light on the structures of Islamists in Germany and confiscate documents and money.

According to the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the core supporters of Hamas in Germany number 450 individuals.

Searches are also being conducted in the homes of leading activists of the anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic network Samidoun.

On November 2, the German Minister of the Interior, Nancy Faeser, announced the entry into force of resolutions that prohibit entirely any activity in support of the terrorist organization Hamas on German territory.

Hamas itself is banned in Germany as an organization recognized as a terrorist at the EU level. The new resolutions criminalize not only Hamas itself but also assistance to it and expressions of support for its actions.

Furthermore, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz previously stated that Germany would not tolerate any manifestations of anti-Semitism. He made this statement after Palestinians in Germany celebrated the Hamas attack on Israel.

Israel war

In early October, Hamas militants launched a large-scale invasion of Israel. During the attack, they killed and kidnapped military personnel and civilians. Afterward, Israel announced the start of an operation against the terrorists.

IDF fighters reached the Hamas command post in Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip and destroyed hundreds of underground tunnels in Gaza. Israeli forces also detonated the building of the parliament in Gaza, which Hamas used.

On the night of November 23, Israel approved a deal with Hamas to release hostages kidnapped in the Gaza Strip. The agreement includes a temporary ceasefire.