Food Company, Co-owner Indicted for Trading With Gaza Terrorists

Shalom Hatuka and Shintraco Ltd. are accused of illegally delivering millions' worth of food into Gaza.

An Israeli man indicted on Thursday for selling food to Gaza militants.

The Tel Aviv District Court heard that Shalom Hatuka, 59, of Rishon Letzion, and Shintraco Ltd., a food company he co-owns, imported and delivered food supplies to a Gaza company that had been declared a terrorist organization.

The State Prosecution claims that the defendants traded with the Gaza company from April 2006 to February 2007 despite being aware of the illegality of such partnership.

Shintraco delivered its Gaza partner lentils, rice, tea, peas, beans and peanuts worth NIS 2.2 million, in addition to another NIS 1.4 million's worth of various transactions.

The Prosecution claims that legally these profits are considered as money laundering, and that NIS 1.5 million should be sequestered from the defendants.