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IMPA, the Israeli Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), was established as part of the Ministry of Justice in January 2002, under the Prohibition on Money Laundering Law 5760-2000. In 2005, our name changed to the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority.

On this site, you will find all the releveant legislation, regulations and orders related to IMPA as well as other Israeli and global materials on money laundering and terrorist financing issues. We hope you will find it both interesting and useful.

Paul Landes, Head of IMPA


About IMPA

IMPA is the Israeli Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) established so as to assist in the investigation and prevention of money laundering and terror financing related crimes, and as part of the global effort regarding such crimes.

What is Money Laundering

The goal of most criminal acts is to generate a profit for the individual or group that carries out the act. Money laundering is the processing of these criminal proceeds to disguise their illegal origin. This process is of critical importance, as it enables the criminal to enjoy these profits without jeopardizing their source.

Israeli law defines "money laundering" as performing a property transaction, on property originating directly or indirectly in an offense, used to commit an offense, or enabling the commission of an offense, with the object of concealing or disguising its source, the identity of the owners of the rights therein, its location, its movements or the performance of a transaction with respect to such property. For further details please see the Prohibition on Money Laundering Law, 5760-2000.


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