Financing Terrorism

Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorism: This year funds were again transferred to families of shaheeds in the Gaza Strip by the Iranian Martyrs Foundation through the PIJ-affiliated al-Ansar charity association

Issued on 28/05/2017 Type Article
On May 21, 2017, the al-Ansar charity association, which operates in the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian branch of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation announced they would grant financial support to the families of shaheeds killed between the beginning of the second intifada (the "al-Aqsa intifada') and June 31 (sic), 2014 (Operation Protective Edge). The sum mentioned was $2 million, and the distribution of the funds has already begun.
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Hamas’s military wing uses foreign aid funds sent to the Gaza Strip: The case of the head of the Gaza Strip office of the Turkish aid organization TIKA

Issued on 27/03/2017 Type Article
In February 2017, the Israeli security forces arrested Muhammad Faruq Sha’aban Murtaja, a resident of the Gaza Strip, the head of TIKA’s Gaza office. TIKA is a humanitarian aid organization operating on behalf of the Turkish government throughout the world, including in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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Hostility towards Israel continues to be a fundamental element of Iranian foreign policy - Dr. Raz Zimmt

Issued on 13/10/2016 Type Article
Iran's diplomatic charm offensive, which began in the summer of 2013 with the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian president, and the nuclear agreement signed with the Western powers in the summer of 2015, raised the question of whether Iran's foreign policy towards Israel had become more moderate.
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Kindergarten party held by a PIJ-affiliated NGO once again demonstrates the indoctrination of Gazan children with violence and hatred for Israel.

Issued on 05/06/2016 Type Article
On May 26, 2016, children at the Al-Huda al-Islami kindergarten in the Zeitun neighborhood in Gaza City put on a show for the end-of-the-year party. The kindergarten class was called "the Jerusalem Foj." (Foj in Arabic refers to a military unit larger than a battalion.)The kindergarten belongs to the Dar al-Huda Islamic charitable association and is affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
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Indoctrinating Palestinian Children with Hatred and Violence towards Israel

Issued on 21/04/2016 Type Article
Indoctrinating Palestinian Children with Hatred and Violence towards Israel:
Kindergarten and elementary school children in the Gaza Strip wear uniforms and present displays of releasing a prisoner and attacking IDF soldiers with knives.
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Spotlight on Iran * (February 28 – March 13, 2016)

Issued on 13/03/2016 Type Article
At least three Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and several more Shi'ite foreign fighters were killed in Syria. The deputy chairman of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation said the foundation provided for more than 80% of the families of Iranian fighters killed in Syria. Senior Palestinian officials were critical of the Iran announcement of its intention to transfer funds to the families of Palestinian shaheeds and families whose houses had been destroyed by Israel.
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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.