Israel and Western countries consider Hamas a terrorist group because it has carried out scores of deadly attacks against Israelis over the years.
The military said late Wednesday that those arrested belong to a Hamas student group at Birzeit University and were “directly involved in terror activities, including money transfers, incitement and the organisation of Hamas activities.”
Hamas, which rules Gaza, has an armed wing as well as a political organization, charities and student groups. Israel
and Western countries consider Hamas a terrorist group because it has carried out scores of deadly attacks against Israelis over the years.
Hamas condemned the arrest of the students, who it says were paying a solidarity visit to the demolished home of a Palestinian who allegedly killed an Israeli and wounded two others
in a drive-by shooting in May. He was arrested days after the attack.
The man's estranged wife, who said she knew nothing about the attack, and their three youngest children were living in the home before it was demolished earlier this month.
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