U.S. Ended Cooperation with Mossad to Undercut Hizbullah Funding

(Israel Hayom) Eyal Levi - In 2015, former Mossad official Udi Levy headed a secret unit that specialized in economic warfare. From 2006 to 2015, it worked together with the Israel Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to undercut Hizbullah funding from drug running, confiscating billions of dollars. Then the U.S. reached an agreement with the ayatollahs, and in order not to upset Iran - Hizbullah's mentor - "Project Cassandra" was ended. Levy told Israel Hayom: "We wanted to continue at full speed, but the Americans said, 'There is an agreement with the Iranians'." "Americans invested millions in the project, hundreds of people and agents achieved great success and all of a sudden they were told to stop....Instead of suffocating Hizbullah's economic lifeline completely, it is now alive and kicking." Levy added, "Hamas has built a huge mechanism of funds. Today, it has companies abroad that generate about $500 million annually. Legitimate companies that deal with real estate, pharmaceuticals, and trade....I discovered that Hamas was getting millions of dollars that enabled it to build its vast infrastructure." "We filed lawsuits against entities that helped terrorist organizations transfer money." You "get on a plane and see the bank manager, show him these papers so that he will freeze [the bank accounts]....Our approach was that we don't need to kill, [we] need to stop the money."

2022-03-17 00:00:00

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