Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hamas arrests counterfeiters in Rafah

Palestine Press Agency reports that Hamas caught people counterfeiting US dollars near the Egyptian border. Apparently the counterfeiters dropped some of the bills from a window, causing a stir.

Back in 2008, Hamas was accused itself of counterfeiting dollars and using them to smuggle supplies in from Egypt, from which they took a cut. The Egyptian authorities confiscated over a million dollars of fake currency.

I guess they wanted to keep their monopoly.