Financing Terrorism

Internet and terrorism:

Issued on 15/06/2009 Type Article
Internet and terrorism: a local terrorist network in the Gaza Strip affiliated with Al-Qaeda and global jihad was behind the failed attempt to perpetrate a showcase terrorist attack at the Nahal Oz fuel terminal (June 8). The network’s website is serviced by several companies, including one based in the US

The hate industry: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) continue to inculcate the values of hate and support of terrorism in Palestinian children, viewed by those terrorist organizations as a highly important target audience.

Issued on 14/06/2009 Type Article
Hamas and the PIJ consider children to be a highly important target audience and the organizations’ potential future recruits.

During Operation Cast Lead a promotional film was seized about a military academy established by Hamas named after Dr. Abdallah Azzam, Osama bin Laden’s ideologue.

Issued on 04/06/2009 Type Article
Hamas turned him into a role model, although in practice the movement restricts the activities of the global jihad networks in the Gaza Strip.

Iran increases its political and economic presence in Latin America, defying the United States and attempting to undermine American hegemony.

Issued on 08/04/2009 Type Article
It also foments radical Shi’ite Islamization and exports Iran’s revolutionary ideology, using Hezbollah to establish intelligence, terrorism and crime networks, liable to be exploited against the United States and Israel.

Terrorism and Internet:

Issued on 22/03/2009 Type Article
Al-Qaeda and the global jihad continue to recruit Palestinian operatives on the Internet. An Israeli military court sentenced Amjad Qadri from Nablus to 14 months in prison. He was charged with being a moderator on Al-Hisbah, a closed online forum of the global jihad

The Internet and terrorism: Hamas has recently launched PaluTube, its new file sharing website.

Issued on 27/01/2009 Type Article
AqsaTube, the previous file sharing website, has changed its name and appearance and is now known as TubeZik. Those changes resulted from the refusal of French and Russian Internet service providers to continue hosting AqsaTube.
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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.