The Israel security agency Shabak and Israel Police last month arrested two men who are suspected of having been recruited for Hamas activity from Turkey.
On January 1, 2018, Cemil Tekeli, a Turkish citizen who lectures on law, was arrested on suspicion of aiding Hamas terrorists in Turkey. On January 21, Dara’am Jabarin, an Israeli citizen and resident of Umm al-Fahm, was also arrested.
During the investigation it was discovered that the two had been recruited in Turkey by senior Hamas terrorist Zaher Jabarin, who was released in the Gilad Shalit deal. He is responsible for the Hamas budget and promotes divergent terrorist operations in Judea and Samaria on instruction from Salah Aruri, who serves as the deputy chairman of Hamas and head of its operations in Judea and Samaria.
Tekeli’s interrogation revealed that Turkey contributes to the military strengthening of Hamas via, inter alia, the SADAT company, which was formed by 23 former Turkish officers lead by Ednan Tenribardi, who is also connected to government personnel in Ankara.
The company brands itself as a provider of military related services to local Arabic countries, but, according to the GSS, in reality it aided in supplying money and military gear towards the formation of “The Palestinian Army” .whose purpose is fighting Israel The company does not have any connections with Israel, but its’ logo portrays its’ activity in the Middle East that includes Israel, Gaza and the Palestinian authorities.
One of the SADAT employees even aided high ranking Hamas members in visiting an arms exhibition in Turkey in 2015, during which they expressed their interest in unmanned aircrafts. For an unknown reason, the company’s website is unavailable at this time
In the photograph: President Erdogan and the former brigadier-general Ednan Tenribardi, which served as his advisor and now manages SADAT