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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Western Union shuts down Gaza operations

From Ma'an:
International money transfer service Western Union has stopped its service to many currency exchange stores in the coastal enclave over concerns about money laundering, [Palestinian Monetary Authority Governor Jihad] al-Wazir said.

While the currency centers were able to use Money Gram and Money Express, the PMA was working to resolve the Western Union shutdown as soon as possible, he added.
Money laundering in Gaza? Geez. What's the world coming to when you can't trust funders of terrorists who shoot rockets at innocent civilians to be honest in their business dealings?