Financing Terrorism

The Internet and terrorism: Hamas recently launched a new website called AqsaTube, an addition to its extensive Internet presence.

Hamas makes intensive use of its website network to wage the battle for the hearts and minds of its various target audiences in the Palestinian Authority and worldwide.
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During the past year Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda leader, waged an intensive media campaign after a long silence.

Its primary objective was to inspire global jihad operatives to increase terrorist activities worldwide, to create internal pressure in the United States, Europe and Arab- Muslim regimes, and to promote “the liberation of Palestine” through jihad.
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Communications and terrorism

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV channel has started broadcasting via an Indonesian satellite, after being taken off a Thai satellite. The Indonesian satellite covers East Asia, China, and Australia. Indonesia is a Muslim country, making it more difficult for the international community to fight the incitement aired by Hezbollah.
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Hezbollah uses its summer camps to indoctrinate youngsters with radical Shi’ite Islamic ideology, which includes: terrorist culture, hatred against Israel, Hassan Nasrallah’s personality cult, the glorification of Hezbollah’s martyrs.

The aim is to prepare the youngsters mentally for supporting Hezbollah and, in due course, for joining the organization.
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The Israeli security forces have recently exposed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad in the Ramallah region which included two Israeli Arabs.

The squad was well prepared for an attack on an IDF roadblock north of Ramallah; it also drew up initial plans for assassinations of senior Israeli officials.
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Terrorism and Internet: Charges have recently been filed against an Israeli Bedouin, suspected of forming contact with Al-Qaeda through the Internet.

The suspect was planning to perpetrate terrorist attacks in Israel, mainly a suicide bombing attack at the Beersheba central bus station.
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