The money behind the method (Defence Management Journal)

Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center Director Nitsana Darshan-Leitner sheds light on terrorist funding, and how bankrupting the perpetrators can bring justice to victims…

The widely held assumption that terrorists are merely violent fanatics might be accurate for many of the terror organisations’ low-level operatives. Nonetheless, a terror group’s leader sees subsequent acts of terror as a way to impress their financial patrons and their ensnared populations. On a day-to-day level, terror groups are primarily financial organisations, expending the bulk of their efforts to raise, invest, allocate and transfer money. These violent groups are just like a drug cartel, and it is therefore a misunderstanding to believe that terrorists need funds just to make cheap bombs. The creation of a terrorist is a long and expensive process.

Read article in Defence Management Journal

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