(Israel Defense Forces)

A Palestinian business was also shut down for helping transfer the money.

By Aryeh Savir, TPS

Israeli security forces conducted a fairly rare daytime counterterrorism operation in the Hebron area on Thursday, confiscating ore than 1.1 million shekels in funds intended for terrorists.

The forces raided a business in the town of Halhul, just north of Hebron, that was apparently used as a center for the distribution of money by the Hamas terrorist organization.

In addition, the business was shuttered over its use as an exchange for terrorist funds.

During the operation, dozens of Arab rioters threw stones, explosive charges, and Molotov cocktails at the IDF forces, who responded with crowd control means and gunfire. Hits were identified, the IDF stated.

The Palestinian Authority’s Health Ministry stated that Mahmoud Fayez Abu Ayhour, 27, died of his injuries sustained during the clashes, and another five were injured.

Hamas uses the funds to finance its terror networks and terror attacks, encourage terrorism, and support the families of Hamas terrorists.

The financing is occasionally paid with vehicles or other commodities.