(January 22, 2018 / JNS) The Philippines stated Monday that the country would deport an Iraqi citizen who has assisted the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas with developing missiles to shoot into Israel.
The Philippines was alerted to Hamas terrorist Taja Mohammad Al Jabori’s presence in the country with a tip sent by Iraq to Ronald dela Rosa, head of the Philippine National Police.
“He’s an illegal alien, his visa is expired so he has to be deported right away,” dela Rosa said, adding that Jabori “admitted being a member of Hamas. He’s a chemist and he has been responsible for improving the rocket technology of Hamas in firing their missiles from their area towards the other side, for Israel.”
The police chief said the reason for the Hamas terrorist’s presence in the Philippines remains unclear.
Police also stated that Jabori had arrived in the country in 2017 as the Islamic State terror group engaged in intense battles with government troops for control of the southern Philippine city of Marawi.
Jabori reportedly told police that he had no intention of engaging in terror-related activity in the country.