Financing Terrorism

Terrorism and Internet: an examination of Hamas’s websites and the hosting providers used by them

The Hamas movement places significant importance on disseminating its messages through the Internet. These are distributed to various target audiences in the Palestinian Authority administered territories and across the Arab/Muslim world. Over the years, the Hamas invested large sums of money into the creation of an extensive Internet infrastructure, which includes over 20 websites in
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Internet sites and their Internet providers

An updated examination of the organization’s sites, which often appear and disappear, showed that today the PIJ has a network of six main Internet sites. The survey, which was conducted on May 22, found that only four of them were active. A comparison with the previous survey, held in December 2005, showed that www.qudsway.com, one
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Funding terrorism: Yasser Arafat ordered financial aid funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority by the international community, as well as tax money transferred by Israel, to be used to purchase significant amounts of arms and ammunition

Funding terrorism: Yasser Arafat ordered financial aid funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority by the international community, as well as tax money transferred by Israel, to be used to purchase significant amounts of arms and ammunition. Some of these arms and ammunition were provided to Palestinian terrorist groups. The information came from the Israel Security
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Hamas launches “Al-Aqsa,” an experimental TV channel

On January 7, 2006, Hamas launched its experimental TV channel, “Al-Aqsa” (also the name of its radio station). Hamas places great importance on its war to capture the hearts and minds of the Palestinian people and other target audiences in the Middle East and all over the globe. For that reason, Hamas invests large resources,
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The fight against Hezbollah’s inciting broadcasts: the French authorities reject Al-Manar’s request to allow the resumption of its broadcasts in France

France’s Conseil d’État (a legal body assisting the French government with legal advice) decided to reject an appeal submitted by the Lebanese Communication Group—Al-Manar (i.e., the operators of Hezbollah’s television channel) to revoke the decision of the Supreme Audiovisual Council (December 17, 2004). The decision bans the station’s broadcasts in France (AFP, January 6, 2006).
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The Palestinian Islamic Jihad Internet infrastructure and its Internet Webhosts

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) is a terrorist organization specializing in planning and carrying out suicide bombing attacks in Israeli cities. For the past year, sponsored and supported by Iran and Syria, it has operated non-stop to sabotage the lull in the fighting and to escalate the violence in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian confrontation. Since the
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