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Insight Intelligence: October 2023
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Hello, and welcome to the many new subscribers to Insight Intelligence! We’ve had a lot of growth over the past month, and I appreciate all of you who have signed up. We’re getting very close to my 2023 goal of 5,000 subscribers, so please do share this newsletter and encourage friends and colleagues to subscribe. Remember, there are referral bonuses available, so if you can’t afford a subscription, you can earn one! Today we’ve got a roundup of all our articles from the month of October, and later this week and next we have a terrorist financing news roundup, as well as a continuation of our Hamas financing series. Let’s get into it:
We started our analysis of Hamas financing by looking at fundraising and revenue-generation. Hamas raises nearly half a billion dollars in revenues each year.
However, the group also spends a lot of that on its state-building / maintenance activities. Despite these expenditures, there is plenty left over to conduct large-scale, spectacular attacks like the one we witnessed on October 7th.
Hamas also does not spend everything it has – it needs to store and invest its funds, and it moves them internationally through a network of facilitators and investments.
Soon, we’ll have more analysis on how the group manages and obscures its funds, so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out!
And if you can’t get enough of Hamas financing, you’ll want to tune into RUSI’s STR podcast this Friday, where I join Matthew Levitt and Stephen Reimer to talk all things Hamas!
This month, we also published a group profile on an al-Qaeda-associated terrorist group operating in Mali, Algeria, Burkina Faso, and Cote D’Ivoire.
Adding to our terrorist group / movement analysis, we also took a look at Khalistani extremism in Canada. This is in the context of the allegations by Canada that the Indian government assassinated a Canadian citizen in Canada for supporting Khalistani groups. That conflict is far from over.
We also covered the first week of the Cameron Ortis trial. There’ll be more to come on that soon as well.
We also continued our analysis of the financing of terrorist attacks with the Saanich bank robbery. This was an anti-government terrorist attack intended to incite a confrontation with police. It was an expensive attack, costing nearly $12,000!
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