Treat Hamas like ISIS: Use financial warfare to crush them


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In its brutal terror attacks targeted at civilians from 43 countries, Hamas adopted ISIS’s playbook, conflicting directly with the values of civilized society, while simultaneously posing a threat to other Western democracies, as highlighted by FBI Director Christopher Wray. During my time as chair of Israel’s Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prohibition Agency, I learned how funding plays a pivotal role in the operational capabilities of terrorist and criminal organizations. I witnessed time and time again the effectiveness of cutting off terror organizations’ financial resources — their oxygen. Doing so in a global coordinated effort has proven to be a...