Hezbollah Launched a Campaign to Raise Money for Military Purposes Using the Islamic Resistance Support Association

Hezbollah recently launched a campaign to raise money for its military activities. The campaign was waged by the Islamic Resistance Support Association (IRSA), Hezbollah's main fund-raising institution. Such a campaign is waged in the Shi'ite communities in Lebanon and abroad at the beginning of every year.

Drive for donations using Bitcoin on an ISIS-affiliated website

On January 15, 2019, the ISIS-affiliated website Akhbar al-Muslimin (which recently renewed its activity) began a drive for donations using Bitcoin. The site posted a link to its virtual wallet. The link forwards the potential donor to the website of a digital currency exchange located in Vienna.

Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip threaten to escalate the “return marches”.

Operatives from Hamas and the other terrorist organizations recently threatened to escalate the "return march" activities if Israel does not implement the lull understandings to which it is committed (without giving details). The threats include the renewal of launching incendiary kites and balloons, renewing the activities of the "night harassment groups" and using new methods and tactics.

Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees called on their supporters to donate money using the virtual currency Bitcoin

Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees, two terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip, recently called on their supporters to donate money using the virtual currency Bitcoin. To date, requests for donors have been made by Abu Obeida, spokesman for Hamas’s military wing, and by the Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees.

Reinforcing the deterrent message to Israel and various other issues raised in Hassan Nasrallah’s interview after several months of media silence

On January 26, 2019, Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah gave a detailed interview to the Lebanese (pro-Hezbollah) Al-Mayadeen Channel. The interview was granted after several months during which Hassan Nasrallah refrained from giving interviews (this was especially conspicuous during Israel’s Operation Northern Shield, which recently ended).

Muhammad Sawalha, senior Hamas operative living in London, continues participating in Hamas-supported political activities

Muhammad Kazem Sawalha, a senior Hamas operative living in London, continues his participation in Hamas political activities for recently participated in a conference in Istanbul which opposed Mahmoud Abbas' dissolution of the Palestinian Legislative Council (against which Hamas is waging a political, propaganda and legal campaign).

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