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New U.S. sanctions target Hamas, Islamic State, other groups

The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on a “wide range of terrorists and their supporters,” including the Palestinian group Hamas and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The targets include 15 leaders, individuals and entities affiliated with groups… Read More

Terrorists Turn to Bitcoin for Funding, and They’re Learning Fast

Hamas, the militant Palestinian group, has been designated a terrorist organization by Western governments and some others and has been locked out of the traditional financial system. But this year its military wing has developed an increasingly sophisticated campaign to raise money using Bitcoin. In the latest version of the… Read More

Army says Gaza-West Bank terror funding network exposed

The IDF said Wednesday it arrested Hamas members linked to a money transfer network that funneled cash from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank for terror purposes. The network was operated by a passport-issuing agency named “Al-Haramain” in the Gaza Strip, the army said. Money was transferred by offsetting… Read More
6th June 2019
Global financial bodies including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank plan to be present at a U.S.-led conference on the Palestinian economy this month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its peace plan. The efficacy of the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain has been… Read More
29th April 2019
The armed wing of Hamas is using increasingly complex methods of raising funds via bitcoin, researchers say, highlighting the difficulties regulators face in tracking cryptocurrency financing of outfits designated by some as terrorist groups. The Gaza-based Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, which is proscribed by the United States and the European… Read More
Tom Devlin interviews Gary Osen, a high profile attorney and expert on the Anti-Terrorism Act. Read More
30th May 2018
AP — Israeli banks are helping build West Bank settlements in violation of international law by providing financial services to home buyers and local councils, Human Rights Watch said in a new report published Tuesday. The report said that bank activities in or with settlements have helped encourage settlement… Read More
19th May 2017
Iran struck back against new Trump administration sanctions against its ballistic missile program, calling them illegal and announcing sanctions of its own. In a tit-for-tat move, Iran sanctioned seven entities and two individuals on Thursday, including Horacio Rozanski, chief executive officer of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp., alleging human rights violations… Read More
16th May 2016
The Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah Border Crossing for two days this week, allowing Palestinians to cross into and out of the besieged Gaza Strip. Difficulties arose, however, in distinguishing between those with urgent travel needs and those whose need is not so urgent, PLS48.net reported on Friday. Read More