Hezbollah’s socioeconomic foundations: Al-Qard al-Hasan, a quasi-bank that provides interest-free loans, mainly to members of the Shiite community

Overview Hezbollah maintains an extensive network of social foundations in the Shiite community in Lebanon. These foundations deal with healthcare, education, finance, welfare, and communications. They serve as a supportive framework for the organization’s military infrastructure, as well as a means of disseminating Hezbollah’s ideology and strengthening its position among the Shiite community and in

Even after a ceasefire ended the most recent round of escalation, systematic launching of incendiary and IED balloons from the Gaza Strip continues.

Since the ceasefire (May 6, 2019) that ended the most recent round of escalation, there has been a gradual increase in the launching of incendiary and IED balloons from the Gaza Strip. During the past two weeks it has become intensive and systematic, and caused scores of fires near the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip border.

Iran Calls to Turn the Events of “International Quds Day” on May 31, 2019, into a Show of Defiance Against President Trump’s “Deal of the Century”

The “International Quds [Jerusalem] Day,” is held each year since 1979 on the last Friday in the month of Ramadan, following a ruling of the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini. The event is intended to express the support for the Palestinian cause by Iran and the Muslim world and the “liberation of Palestine,” as well as to besmirch Israel, call of its eradication and defy the United States, the West and their Arab regional allies.

Economy and Politics: The American-initiated economic workshop in Bahrain as a test case for a possible agreement in the Gaza Strip

The United States recently announced an economic workshop would be held in Manama, Bahrain (July 25-26, 2019). The concept motivating the workshop is that investments and economic initiatives will lead to prosperity for the Palestinian population in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, and thus it will be possible to promote an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement (Trump's "deal of the century").

Strong Palestinian Authority rejection of the upcoming American economic workshop in Bahrain

The United States and Bahrain recently announced an economic workshop in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, on June 25 and 26, 2019. The "Peace to Prosperity" meeting will constitute the overture of the American program for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, known as the "deal of the century." Expected attendees are treasury ministers and businessmen from the Middle East and around the globe.

Funding Terrorism: campaign of a jihadi organization operating in the Gaza Strip to raise funds in Bitcoin

The Salafi Army of the Nation in Jerusalem, a jihadi organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda which operates in the Gaza Strip, recently renewed a campaign to raise funds in the Bitcoin virtual currency. According to the organization’s announcement, the donations are intended to provide the organization fighters with weapons and equipment (the cost of obtaining weapons for one fighter is estimated by the organization at $2,000).

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