Cryptocurrency Fuels Hamas Terrorism (WSJ)

Cryptocurrency Fuels Hamas Terrorism (WSJ)

We strongly condemn Hamas’ attack on Israel, which killed more than 1,400 people, including at least 30 Americans. Investigations into this terrorist organization and its financing reveal that Hamas uses cryptocurrency to finance its operations.

Last week, the Journal reported that crypto wallets linked to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad had collectively received more than $130 million in digital assets in the two years before the attack, including millions in the months that followed. preceded it. Crypto has become a crucial channel for financing terrorist organizations, and researchers agree that the figures made public likely represent only a small percentage of the true total.

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