Financing Terrorism

Turning Shaheeds into Role Models: Fatah unofficially inaugurated the Dalal al-Magribi Square in Al-Bireh, named after a Fatah terrorist who participated in the mass-murder attack on Israel’s Coastal Road (1978)

Issued on 21/03/2010 Type Article
Three months ago the Palestinian Authority announced that on March 11, 2010, an official ceremony would be held in the town of Al-Bireh (in the vicinity Ramallah) to inaugurate the Dalal al-Magribi Square.
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Terrorism and the Internet: “Electronic intifada” declared on Israel on Facebook. Hamas and radical Islamic groups, encouraged by Iran, employ social networks on the Internet for the struggle against Israel

Issued on 14/03/2010 Type Article
Following the Israeli government’s decision to include the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem in the national heritage sites, a new Facebook group was created in late February by Palestinian web activists, calling for an “electronic intifada” to protect the holy sites of Islam from Israel.
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Britain as a Focus for Hamas’ Political, Propaganda and Legal Activities in Europe

Issued on 21/02/2010 Type Article
For more than a decade, Britain (especially London) has been a focus for Hamas’ political, propaganda and even legal activities in Europe.
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As part of the response to the Goldstone Report that defines the rocket attacks as a “crime of war”, Hamas’s judicial system brings up claims legitimizing the rocket attacks at Israel and rejecting the legitimacy of the State of Israel

Issued on 02/02/2010 Type Article
Muhammad Faraj al-Ghoul, the justice minister of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, recently announced that Hamas would “very soon” submit its response to the Goldstone Report, a 52-page document containing the findings of a “committee of experts” established by Hamas for that purpose.
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Hamas continues initiating anti-Israeli activities in Europe:

Issued on 31/01/2010 Type Article
Muhammad Kazem Sawalha is a Hamas activist living in Britain who in the past was involved in operational activities in Judea and Samaria. He is personally involved in preparations to dispatch another aid convoy to the Gaza Strip by sea to confront Israel.
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Spotlight on Iran (Week of January 7-14, 2010)

Issued on 14/01/2010 Type Article
Assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist employed for internal power struggles
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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.