02 Jun 2021

Israel-Gaza Conflict Spurs Bitcoin Donations to Hamas

The bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza has sparked an influx in Bitcoin donations to Hamas, according to senior Hamas officials. The Palestinian militant group has effectively used the bitcoin technology to circumvent international sanctions and fund its military operations. The international attention that was garnered by the recent fighting

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21 May 2021

Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect

Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have declared a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The ceasefire came into effect early on Friday, ending 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed. Most of the casualties were reported in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas declared victory

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20 May 2021

Israel and Hamas Near Cease-Fire Amid Mounting Pressure

According to those involved in discussions between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, a cease-fire between the two fighting entities could come as early as Friday amid mounting international pressure. Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden stated that he supports a cease-fire between the groups, seeking to bring

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04 Mar 2021

ICC to Probe Alleged War Crimes in Palestinian Territories

The International Criminal Court prosecutor is allegedly opening an investigation into possible war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. The investigation will span almost seven years, dating back to 2014. Israel has condemned the announcement while the Palestinian Authority has celebrated it. The Wednesday statement follows a recent court ruling

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17 Feb 2020

Terrorist Android Malware Exposed: Here Are The Hamas Apps That Hacked Israeli Soldiers

Hamas cyber terrorists have compromised the phones of several hundred Israeli soldiers after infecting them with malware that was embedded in a “honey trap” operation in which Hamas-affiliated actors used profiles of attractive women to entice the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers were then conned into chatting over messaging platforms and

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03 Dec 2019

Tourism in Israel? U.S. charity’s offer with Gaza hospital project irks Palestinians

US charity FriendShips, an evangelical Christian group, is building a tent hospital in the Gaza strip, causing controversy by offering foreign medical volunteers a weekend of tourism in Israel across the volatile border. Construction of the facility had won support from both Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist rulers, and Israel. However, civilians

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26 Aug 2019

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket fire: Army

Israel on Monday carried out airstrikes on Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip, the country’s military said, adding that the operation was a response to three rockets launched “from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.” However, Hamas denied that it or any other Palestinian faction had carried out rocket

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15 May 2019

Israeli TV Eurovision webcast hacked with fake missile alert

On Tuesday, threat actors hacked into the online video stream of the Eurovision semi-finals held in Tel Aviv, Israel and used their access to issue fake warning messages of a missile attack on the city. They also broadcast animated satellite footage showing explosions across Tel Aviv. KAN, the Israeli TV

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06 May 2019

In a first, Israel responds to Hamas hackers with an air-strike

In the midst of escalating violence between Israel and militants in Gaza over the weekend, Israel became the first country to use kinetic force to respond to a cyberattack in real-time. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that Hamas hackers launched a cyberattack against its systems on Saturday. After thwarting

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26 Apr 2019

Hamas shifts tactics in bitcoin fundraising, highlighting crypto risks: research

Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has raised $7,400 in bitcoin since it started accepting crypto donations in January of this year and the organization is now experimenting with more complex ways to receive bitcoin, Elliptic researchers have found. Hamas, which effectively governs the Gaza Strip, is designated a

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