DOJ Launches Investigation Into Hamas’s Financial Backers After Oct. 7 Attack

By Yoni Weiss

A sign for the Department of Justice seen at a news conference in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP, File)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting an extensive investigation into Hamas and its financial supporters, following the Oct. 7 massacre in Israel. Survivors and families of victims are being interviewed, as reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday.

Sources close to the investigation revealed that former hostages and families of U.S. citizens killed abroad have recently met with prosecutors and FBI agents, some traveling from Israel with videos and text messages to help construct a detailed timeline of the attack and identify those responsible for the kidnappings.

While the investigation includes acts of terrorism, a significant focus is on uncovering the financial networks supporting Hamas. Authorities are examining potential backing from countries like Iran and Qatar, and investigating whether U.S. financial institutions or assets were involved, according to Bloomberg sources.

Prosecutors from U.S. Attorneys’ offices in New York and Washington, along with the Justice Department’s Counterterrorism Section, are involved in the probe. The Justice Department has declined to comment on the matter.

The deadly Oct. 7 attack by Hamas resulted in the deaths of approximately 1,200 people, including about 31 Americans, and the kidnapping of 250 others. Up to six Americans remain in captivity, giving U.S. prosecutors grounds to pursue the crimes despite their overseas location.

The United States has taken a leading role in ceasefire and hostage release negotiations, seeking to end the war and prevent its spread throughout the Middle East.

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