Financing Terrorism

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 18 – 23, 2013)

Issued on 23/04/2013 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel's western Negev continued. Palestinian Prisoner Day was marked in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip without exceptional incident.
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Iranian subversion in Yemen: A ship with a cargo of arms originating in Iran and en route to the Shi'ite Houthi rebels in north Yemen, was recently intercepted.

Issued on 11/02/2013 Type Article
A ship with a cargo of arms originating in Iran and en route to the Shi'ite Houthi rebels in north Yemen, was recently intercepted. The smuggling attempt was another manifestation of Iran's familiar, repeated efforts to subvert Shi'ite groups in the Arab-Muslim world.
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The report issued by Bulgaria about the terrorist attack in Burgas clearly indicates that Hezbollah was involved in its planning and execution.

Issued on 07/02/2013 Type Article
On February 5 2013, approximately seven months after the terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria issued a report of the results of its investigation of the event.
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Iranian support for the Palestinian terrorist organizations

Issued on 07/01/2013 Type Article
Iran supports the military buildup of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and seeks to rebuild their military capabilities after Operation Pillar of Defense, especially their rocket-launching networks. Initial version.
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The Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, spearheads Iran's global terrorist campaign.

Issued on 07/08/2012 Type Article
The Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, spearheads Iran's global terrorist campaign. The terrorist attack in Bulgaria was, in our assessment, part of the campaign
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Documents captured by the United States army in an Al-Qaeda safe house in Pakistan expose the ambivalent relations between Al-Qaeda and Iran.

Issued on 14/06/2012 Type Article
Documents captured by the United States army in an Al-Qaeda safe house in Pakistan expose the ambivalent relations between Al-Qaeda and Iran. However, to further its own interests, Iran permits Al-Qaeda to use its territory to transfer operatives, funds and weapons to focal terrorist arenas in the Middle East and beyond.
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Information on Financing Terrorism
To carry out their activities the terrorist organizations have to have a steady source of financing. In many instances they are financed illegally, but there are also many terrorist organizations are financed by legal sources, among them contributions, charitable societies, etc. Sometimes donors are unaware that their money is being used to finance terrorism. The terrorism-sponsoring states also provide funds.
Hamas operates an extensive social infrastructure based on donations. Over the years many funds and foundations in many countries have been founded to finance the movement. A considerable amount of the money does reach its social infrastructure, but a considerable amount also goes, directly and indirectly, to finance terrorism.
An ITIC bulletin based on documents and information collected during Operation Defensive Shield showed that Yasser Arafat was personally involved in planning and financing Palestinian terrorism carried out by the Palestinian Authority. According to the report, funds from the European Union and donor countries were used to finance terrorism, and the Arab states also provided funds to finance terrorism. Today Mahmoud Abbas' administration publicly rejects terrorism and claims that the Al-Aqsa intifada caused the Palestinians serious difficulties.
One of the ways to fight terrorism is by cutting off its finances. However, as sources are cut off, more sophisticated and varied ways are found to replace them.