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Hamas’ Dwindling Funds Signal Organizational Crisis

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance 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.

Eid Charity’s Al Baraka Initiative: Admirable or Alarming?

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Jul. 5, 2016, 2:46pm

In a new shift, Eid Charity will soon be receiving funds from Qatari businesses that will help expand the charity’s operations at home and overseas. But, where Eid Charity’s aid will be directed remains unclear.

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?

Is Boko Haram’s ISIS Allegiance Really An Allegiance?

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Jul. 12, 2016, 10:15am

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, but U.S. intelligence reports show that ISIS does not necessarily support the Nigerian group financially. Rather, it seems their alliance is one of mere branding.

Senators Casey and Isakson Introduce Uncertain Bill on Combating Terrorism Financiers

CATF Reports Jul. 13, 2016, 4:04pm

Senator Casey and Isakson hope to give the White House additional powers to combat terrorism financiers through a newly proposed STORM bill but the legislation introduces important questions regarding U.S. policy.

Lebanese Banks Cannot Afford “Banking Prudence”

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Jul. 15, 2016, 11:01am

The implementation of the US “Hizballah International Financial Prevention Act” (HIFPA) crossed a red line in Lebanon and left little hope for compromise between the Lebanese banking system and Hezbollah in the country, at least in the short term.

The Horror of a New Carnage

CATF Reports Jul. 15, 2016, 3:11pm

Yesterday the crowd gathered in Nice for Bastille Day celebrations was hit by a lone-wolf terrorist, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhel, a 31-year-old French citizen of Tunisian descent showing no signs of radicalization.

Bank Asya: Erdogan Takes Over

CATF Reports Jul. 19, 2016, 8:28am

All banking operations of Bank Asya, a Turkish major lender founded in the late 1990s by Gülen movement affiliates, were officially suspended yesterday by effect of Erdogan’s unrestrained purge of the Gülen movement after the failed July 15 coup.

France and U.S. Plan for Crackdown on al-Nusra

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Jul. 19, 2016, 8:39am

The changing reality on-the-ground in Syria has forced France and the U.S. to address the growing threat and influence of an entrenched al-Qaeda-linked presence in Syria.

Is Iran Holding Up Their End of the Bargain?

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance 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.

The EU Commission Targets Transparency and Virtual Currencies in Fight Against Terror Financing

CATF Reports Jul. 21, 2016, 8:52am

The EU Commission adopts proposed amendments to its Fourth Anti-Money Laundering directive to target terror financing.

Israel Bans Hirak al-Shababi over Ties with Hezbollah and Iran

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 9:07am

On July 11, 2016 Israel’s defense Ministry has outlawed Palestinian group Al-Hirak Al-Shababi over evidence supporting its direct connection with Hezbollah and Iran.

Erdogan and His Islamist Leverage

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance 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.

WikiLeaks Included in Erdogan's Post-Coup Crackdown

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 1:51pm

Turkey Blocks WikiLeaks after the site release thousands of AKP emails in midst of Erdogan’s post-coup attempt suppression.

The 28 Pages: No Smoking Gun but Questions Remain

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Jul. 27, 2016, 9:45am

The recently released report on Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks introduces new and old questions about Saudi Arabia and U.S. in wake of 9/11.

Terrorist Designations for Three Iran-Based al-Qaeda Affiliates

CATF Reports Jul. 27, 2016, 1:05pm

The Treasury has identified three al-Qaeda affiliates based in Iran in the latest of emerging reports on Iranian-al-Qaeda ties.

U.S. Government May Be Playing Both Sides of the Field in Syria

LocalLabs News Service Jul. 28, 2016, 10:01am

Congress’s introduction of a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on the Syrian government seemingly counteracts that of current U.S. diplomacy efforts with Iran and Russia.