Financing Terrorism

Hamas is conducting a “smile spin” for the West, particularly the United States.

Its main objectives are to ease its political isolation, improve its position vis-à-vis the Palestinian Authority and get funds to rebuild the Gaza Strip. For the Palestinians, it stresses that its fundamental anti-Israeli pro-terrorism strategy remains unchanged.
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Iran’s activity in East Africa, the gateway to the Middle East and the African continent

Africa is an important target for Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s ambitious foreign policy. In recent months Iran has shown increasing interest in Africa, following its efforts to establish its presence in Latin America, the United States’ back yard. In February 2009 Ahmadinejad visited several East African countries (including the Comoro Islands, Djibouti and Kenya). During his
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Terrorism and the media: Hamas gives priority and invests resources in rehabilitating, reinforcing and expanding its media empire, damaged during Operation Cast Lead.

Since its inception Hamas has been well aware of the importance of the battle for hearts and minds in its campaign against Israel.
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Terrorism and media: Bitter dispute within Al-Quds TV, Hamas’s satellite TV channel, which began broadcasting from Beirut seven months ago, led to the dismissal of an Algerian journalist.

He criticized the channel’s triviality and exposed its Iranian financing, also used for the directors’ life of luxury.
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The Palestinian Authority and Fatah improve their media capabilities by launching a satellite TV channel and a Hebrew website

The Palestinian Authority and Fatah have recently launched two new media outlets geared towards two distinct target audiences
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Internet and terrorism:

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
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