A man previously sentenced for being a member of the so-called "Islamic State" has been arrested. According to prosecutors, he allegedly planned to carry out an Islamist-motivated attack on a pro-Israel demonstration.
A crackdown on cryptocurrency accounts linked to Hamas has reignited scrutiny of digital assets after the terrorist group attacked Israel. Criminal and terrorist organizations use crypto to bypass laws and sanctions.
Traditionally, Moscow enjoys good relations with Israelis and Palestinians. The foreign ministry has condemned the escalation of violence in the Middle East, which pro-Kremlin observers are blaming on the West.