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Israel says Hamas using imported goods to launder money

An Israeli news report claims Hamas is funneling funds into the Palestinian territories by importing goods and reselling them for a profit.

Hamas continues to seek innovative ways to loosen the financial noose around its neck, put in place by Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

Over the years, Hamas’ ongoing financial crisis has only worsened, as the movement has found itself forced to shut down media institutions and executive offices and make cuts to its economic, military and social departments. Hamas is still struggling to pay the wages of its employees in the Gaza Strip. On April 14, after a four-month delay, the movement paid 40% of the employees' December wages.

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