In a backgrounder released today, FDD's Jonathan Snow analyzes Hamas' global media empire. Here are a few key excerpts:
Since its early days, Hamas has recognized the importance of the media to achieving its goals. It has built up a network of media properties -- including magazines, newspapers, websites, and television and radio stations -- that allows it to spread its hateful propaganda, recruit suicide bombers, incite hatred and violence, raise money, and support terrorist operations.
Hamas is exporting its terrorist media internationally, most recently by signing contracts to broadcast its al-Aqsa television throughout the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa via satellite providers.