Weekend long read

1) At Newsweek, Sean O’Driscoll exposes Hamas’ terror funding property empire.

“In a press release on May 24, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department estimated that the Hamas-linked construction empire was worth $500 million in total and said that a publicly traded Turkish company—the same company that developed the AG Plaza in Istanbul—was 75 percent-owned by Hamas-connected members in 2018. It alleged that the same company planned to secret away $15 million in shares for senior Hamas figures that same year.”

2) NGO Monitor reports on ‘NGOs, the Apartheid Libel, and the Hamas Massacre’.

“A number of NGOs claiming to promote human rights have justified and celebrated Hamas’ October 7 murders, rapes, kidnapping, and torture massacre as “resistance” against Israel. Other NGOs took an indirect approach to shift the focus away from Hamas and deflect from its atrocities, “contextualizing” the attacks as an inevitable response to the “root causes” of the conflict, namely Israeli “apartheid,” “oppression,” and “persecution.” While most of this demonization rhetoric appeared in the immediate aftermath of October 7, “apartheid” language has persisted and continued in NGO statements into November and December.”

3) At the JCPA, Yoni Ben Menachem looks at ‘The Globalization of Hamas Terror’.

“Khalil Haraz, the deputy commander of the military wing in Lebanon, played a role in establishing terrorist networks in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany before his death in a November 2 airstrike. In Denmark, police arrested members of a criminal gang called “LTF – Loyal To Familia,” which has linked up with Hamas in several countries.

Collaborating with LTF, Hamas attempted to attack the Israeli embassy in Sweden. However, intelligence from the Shin Bet and the Mossad thwarted the plot.

Denmark and Germany subsequently conducted extensive arrests, leading to ongoing legal proceedings against the suspects.”

4) At WINEP, Jay Solomon reports on ‘Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Deployed in Yemen’.

“Commanders and advisors from Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are on the ground in Yemen and playing a direct role in Houthi rebel attacks on commercial traffic in the Red Sea. The IRGC has stationed missile and drone trainers and operators in Yemen, as well as personnel providing tactical intelligence support to the Houthis, U.S. and Middle East officials told Semafor. The IRGC, through its overseas Qods Force, has also overseen the transfer to the Houthis of the attack drones, cruise missiles, and medium-range ballistic missiles used in a string of strikes on Red Sea and Israeli targets in recent weeks, these officials said.”

5) PMW reports that ‘PA’s “pay-for-slay” payments to rise by $1.3 million per month’.

“The PA has announced that since Hamas launched its war on Oct. 7, an additional 3,550 terrorists have been recognized as prisoners of Israel, making a total of 8,800 prisoners. The overwhelming majority of those included in this number have been captured during Israel’s activities against terror in the PA-controlled areas, while 661 are Hamas terrorists from Gaza.”

6) MEMRI reports on Palestinian Authority media portrayal of terrorist casualties.

“Palestinian Authority (PA) media outlets continue to present young men who were involved in terrorist activities against Israel and who were killed in clashes with Israeli forces as innocent youths who were killed by Israel for no reason. The reports conceal the fact that these young men were active members of terrorist organizations, and deliberately omit the context and details surrounding their deaths.”

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