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Israel seizes bitcoin wallets used by Hamas to fundraise – report

The Israeli security establishment has begun closing down Hamas funding via bitcoin, taking control of digital wallets used by the Gaza-ruling terror group, Channel 12 news reports.

The network says Defense Minister Benny Gantz gave permission to seize these wallets, which are operated from the Gaza Strip and have been raising funds from abroad to revive the Hamas military wing after 11-days of fighting in May against the Israel Defense Forces.

The move comes amid Israeli opposition to major reconstruction efforts in Gaza until two Israeli citizens and the bodies of two IDF soldiers killed in the 2014 war are returned.

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