The Washington PostDemocracy Dies in Darkness

Traders earned millions anticipating Oct. 7 Hamas attack, study says

A home in Kibbutz Nir Oz, Israel, where Hamas seized members of the Bibas family as hostages Oct. 7. (Amir Cohen/Reuters)
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Israeli regulators are looking into a report claiming that investors earned millions of dollars by short-selling Israeli stocks days ahead of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack, apparently profiting off foreknowledge of the bloody incursion, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday.