Hamas Funding News

Hamas Announces Empty Rebranding Operation from Doha

CATF Reports May 4, 2017, 3:41pm

Hamas’ new charter coincides with the organization’s efforts to project a more moderate image that could help it overcome its international isolation but it appears to be little more than a mere facelift.

Humanitarian Aid Comes With Strings Attached in Gaza

CATF Reports Mar. 24, 2017, 1:13pm

This week Muhammad Murtaja, the director of the Gaza branch of a major Turkish charity, was put on trial by Israeli authorities on charges of misappropriation of humanitarian aid for terror financing purposes.

Hamas Appointment of Hardliner Leader in Gaza Could Alter Regional Balance

CATF Reports Mar. 2, 2017, 11:50am

The appointment of militant hardliner Yahya Sinwar as Hamas leader of Gaza and the group’s coordination with ISIS could disrupt the delicate balance of Hamas’ regional supporters.

No Pardon for U.S.-Based Hamas Financiers

CATF Reports Jan. 19, 2017, 2:06pm

Internet campaign petitioners have urged President Obama to pardon five convicted leaders of terrorist financier and now-defunct Holy Land Foundation.

Amid Mounting Pressure, Qatar and Turkey Keep the Lights on for Hamas

CATF Reports Jan. 19, 2017, 12:16pm

While Iran has provided overt military support to Hamas, Qatar, and to a lesser extent Turkey, have quietly shielded the group from some of its most pressing challenges.

Hamas Representative Stresses Partnership with Iran in Student News Interview

CATF Reports Dec. 16, 2016, 11:08am

Hamas representative in Iran Khaled al-Qaddumi emphasized the warm relations between Hamas and Tehran in an interview with the Iranian Students’ News Agency earlier this week.

Gaza Strip Gets New Leadership with Ties to Iran and Turkey

CATF Reports Nov. 16, 2016, 11:45am

Imad al Alami is set to replace current leader Ismail Haniyeh as political leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. As a founding member of the group, he has advanced Hamas’ agenda through the years by building longstanding relations with Iran, a major Hamas financier, and Turkey, a de facto Hamas headquarters.

Hamas and Fatah: Another Doomed Merger Attempt Facilitated by Qatar

CATF Reports Nov. 7, 2016, 3:24pm

From Qatar, its host and sponsor, the Hamas leadership has announced an impeding merger with the PLO which appears to be impracticable from its most basic premises and ultimately capable of endangering both parties in the long run.

The Irony of the U.S. Treasury’s Appreciation for Qatar’s Efforts

CATF Reports Oct. 27, 2016, 4:03pm

After Clinton’s leaked emails acknowledged Qatar’s clandestine financial and logistical support to extremist and terrorist groups in the Middle East, the U.S. Treasury publicly praised Qatar’s initiatives to counter terror financing during a formal meeting in the Gulf emirate.

WikiLeaks: Can the U.S. Really Manage Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Double Game?

CATF Reports Oct. 20, 2016, 8:57am

Emails recently leaked by WikiLeaks suggest that U.S. authorities are fully aware of the extent of their long-standing Gulf partners’ double game – formally criminalizing terror financing while strategically sponsoring extremist and terrorist groups – and seem determined to deal with it primarily through soft power strategies.

U.S. Designates Senior Hamas Member a ‘Global Terrorist’ in Restrained Approach to Countering Hamas

CATF Reports Sep. 29, 2016, 11:28am

The U.S. has designated former Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad as a global terrorist, but a delicate regional environment has limited the U.S. and Israeli approach to degrading Hamas.

Hamas and PA Seek Steady Relations with Qatar Despite Growing Clout in Territories

CATF Reports Sep. 15, 2016, 12:47pm

Qatar has showed signs of an eagerness to use its aid to gain increased leverage among the Palestinian Authority and Hamas during an era of strained Iran-Hamas ties. The international community must pay close attention.

World Vision and Its Feared Spillover

CATF Reports Aug. 17, 2016, 3:36pm

World Vision International, a Christian humanitarian aid organization, is under the microscope after Israeli authorities arrest their Gaza manager for allegedly funneling the organization’s money to Hamas.

Erdogan and His Islamist Leverage

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 9:17am

The tones and themes of the Islamist mob who responded to Turkish president Erdogan’s call to resist the attempted putsch on July 15 projects a fearsome scenario for Turkey, should Erdogan seek an Islamist counter-revolution after his crackdown on the military, judicial and education apparatus.

Is Iran Holding Up Their End of the Bargain?

CATF Reports Jul. 20, 2016, 1:42pm

One year after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the United States and Iran was signed in Vienna, German intelligence reports that Iran’s nuclear efforts are stronger than ever.

PA Continues Support for Prisoners and Terrorists with Donor Money

CATF Reports Jul. 6, 2016, 3:23pm

The PA has directed donor money towards supporting Palestinian prisoners, terrorists, and the families of “martyrs.” But how long will donors allow their funds to be used in this way?

Hamas’ Dwindling Funds Signal Organizational Crisis

CATF Reports Jul. 1, 2016, 9:55am

Hamas’ financial crisis and reported resignation of current leader, Khaled Meshal, indicate either change or demise is on the horizon for the organization.

Turkish Aid to Gaza: Altruism or Self-Serving?

CATF Reports Jun. 6, 2016, 3:31pm

Turkey’s generous aid to Gaza raises questions about the country’s motives.

Egypt Is In Denial Of Rising Terror Threats On Its Soil

CATF Reports May 25, 2016, 3:27pm

As international authorities repute terrorism as one of the plausible causes of the May 18th EgyptAir plane crash in the Mediterranean, Egypt’s complex security situation and the lack of accountability of the Egyptian government for it draw new attention.

Turkey’s Base in Qatar: After Davutoglu, Turkey Looks East

CATF Reports May 19, 2016, 1:46pm

As Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s forced departure signals, Turkey is transitioning towards a one-man-rule under the unchecked leadership of President Erdogan. Turkey’s military base in Qatar assumes an even stronger symbolic relevance now that Turkey is looking at its Arab neighbors – primarily Qatar – to reinforce its regional and international status.