In its latest maneuver to evade Israeli intelligence from intercepting the funding for their terror operations, Hamas has turned to using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and are appealing to their supporters to exploit the benefits of anonymous funding.
By Elior Levy
The security establishment is expressing concern after the military wing of Hamas made a decision to alter its financial strategy and use the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin.
Ever since its founding, Hamas has played a cat and mouse game with Israeli intelligence agencies in an effort to conceal the complex channels that fund its operations, using various banks and currency exchangers. Continue Reading »
The watchdog group, NGO Monitor, calls for UNICEF to sever all ties with BDS groups after it transferred $1 million donated by Canada to Palestinian ‘educational’ groups that back BDS boycotts of Israel.
• The non-Governmental organization urges increased oversight on donated funds to Palestinian groups.
By Israel Hayom Staff
The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is actively supporting anti-Israel boycotts, NGO Monitor watchdog group president Gerald Steinberg contends.
Steinberg recently revealed to members of the Canadian Parliament how money donated by their government for educational programs was being misused by organizations to which UNICEF had transferred the money and which promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Continue Reading »
REPORT: The ‘Human Rights Intern’l Humanitarian Law Secretariat’ sounds respectable, but because they continue to finance Palestinian terrorist groups, and refuse to stop, Switzerland ended its funding and support of the West Bank NGO.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The Swiss Foreign Ministry announced that it suspended funds and support for the Ramallah-based Palestinian NGO Human Rights International Humanitarian Law Secretariat because the organization failed to cut ties to terrorism, according to a Sunday report in the Swiss newspaper Sonntags Zeitung.
“This is an important first step in NGO funding accountability by the Swiss Foreign Ministry, and reflects the recent legislation on this issue,” Prof. Continue Reading »
With bad press exposing extrajudicial killings in Gaza and Abbas’ ‘Pay for Slay’ to reward those who murder Israelis, Trump and congress are debating funding cuts, but the Arabs have a found a way to do an end-run around Congress and get even more than the $380,593,116 it got in 2015 – by having the UN decide how much.
– BTW, next in line, the EU gave less than half of that to the Palestinians, with a ‘mere’ $136,751,943.
By Benny Avni
On Friday, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on a resolution to change the way a Palestinian-centered agency is financed. Continue Reading »
Hapoalim’s board concluded that the bank is exposed to possible U.S. lawsuits if transferred funds to Palestinian banks funded Palestinian terrorists.
By YEHUDA SHARONI/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Bank Hapoalim has in recent days told the Finance Ministry it intends to sever working ties with corresponding Palestinian banks if the state does not provide overarching protection against related criminal and civil lawsuits.
PA President Abbas routinely pays terrorist & their families who kill Jews – PMW screenshot
A recent board meeting came to the conclusion that the bank is exposed to possible lawsuits if it is discovered that funds transferred to Palestinian banks ended up funding terrorist activities. Continue Reading »
The murder & attempted murder of Jews has become one of the best paying and prestigious professions in the Palestinian Authority.
Israel’s security cabinet is exploring ways to curb monthly stipends paid by the Palestinian Authority to Palestinian terrorists sitting in Israeli jails.
Palestinian prisoner Marwan Barghouti – Archives
The issue was again brought to the forefront as Israel sought ways to put pressure on the Palestinians to return three abducted Jewish youths, who have since been found murdered.
Data presented to the cabinet revealed that a terrorist sentenced to 10–15 years in an Israeli jail receives a salary of 6,000 shekels (USD $1,750) a month. Continue Reading »
Since the EU & U.S continue to fund entities that they know openly promote acts of terror, they should be held criminally liable for crimes against humanity & accessories to war crimes.
By Guy Millière
Rival factions of Fatah and Hamas formed a new Palestinian “unity government” on June 12. The Israeli government expressed deep concern. Israel’s Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, stressed that the alliance could lead to a resurgence of terrorist acts. The European Union and current U.S. administration decided, nevertheless, to legitimize the new government.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sends televised greetings of “honor and esteem” to Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, proceeding to specifically name several convicted murderers. Continue Reading »
Norway explains that ‘the present situation is not conducive’ to a AHLC donor meeting, in light of the kidnapping by Palestinian Authority ‘unity partner’ Hamas.
By Ari Yashar
Norway announced Tuesday that it was delaying the meeting of an international donor group for the Palestinian Authority (PA), planned for next week, in light of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers last Thursday by Hamas terrorists.
The Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), which is responsible for coordinating international funding of the PA and is chaired by Norway, was set to meet in Oslo on June 25.
“The situation is not conducive to having an AHLC meeting at this point,” Norwegian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Frode Andersen told AFP. Continue Reading »