Financing Terrorism

Terrorism and the media: Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV no longer broadcasts via the European Eurobird satellite.

On January 5, 2009, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center revealed that Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV had begun broadcasting via a European communications satellite called Eurobird, which belongs to Eutelsat, a company whose head offices are in Paris.
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Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV broadcasts via a European satellite operated by a corporation whose head offices are in Paris

Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV and the Hamas’s PALDF Forum announced on January 5 that they would begin broadcasting via a European communications satellite called Eurobird
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Exporting the Iranian revolution to Lebanon:

Iran and Hezbollah operate an extensive network of cultural and religious institutions as well as publishing houses. This network is used to inculcate Lebanese society, primarily the Shi’ite community, with Iranian radical Islamic ideology.
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The international struggle against Hezbollah’s television broadcasts:

Germany’s Interior Ministry announced a ban on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV station, joining the US, France, Spain, and other countries where the station is banned. Al-Manar’s broadcasts are still distributed worldwide by the Arab and the Indonesian communications satellites.
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Iran and Hamas declare digital war against Israel

Hamas recently participated in a digital communications exhibition in Tehran and was involved in establishing a group calling itself “The Digital Intifada.” Its objective was to develop websites to fight Israel and encourage the criminal activity of hacking Israeli websites.
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Al-Quds, Hamas’s second satellite TV channel, went on air on November 11, further expanding that movement’s media empire.

Hamas’s willingness to invest considerable resources in its media, even when faced with financial distress, reflects the significance it places on the battle for hearts and minds.
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