In Tunisia, they offer this service in the Mailling System. You deposit money to the nearest office and a fee of 1.5 DT (around $1) and you mention the person to get it (with a code).
The other person also should go to the nearest office and can get the money using his identity card and the code.
It made things easier, as here people can't easily get Credit Cards.
The yen doesn't physically get shipped to America, either.
yeah I don't get the "without moving it" part either. With minor exceptions money doesn't physically move in the mainstream financial system either. There are many things that define hawala but "transfering money without moving it" isn't one.
Interesting historical basis, though.
The election started only 2 days back and will go on till may 13.
Advani is a PM aspirant, not a PM-in-waiting.
In seriousness, I wonder how much the credit crisis affected Hawala.
No one is completely isolated from the effects of a credit crisis.