Inside Hamas’s sprawling financial empire
- Why Israel is powerless to dismantle the group’s finances
Viewed from one of Istanbul’s glitziest restaurants, the Bosphorus looks sublime. The venue is a favoured haunt of mandarins, businessmen, minor celebrities—and Hamas’s financiers. A man on whom America has imposed sanctions for funding the Islamist group describes his various board seats. “It’s ridiculous," he says, of America’s accusation, but eventually admits, “now, if you’re asking what our employees do with their own money, why would I know?"