Israel attack victims awarded over $218m

2015-02-24 05:00
A masked youth carries a rocket during a celebration by the Muslim Brotherhood movement to declare the victory of Gaza and Hamas against Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

A masked youth carries a rocket during a celebration by the Muslim Brotherhood movement to declare the victory of Gaza and Hamas against Israel. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

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New York - A US jury on Monday ordered the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority to pay more than $218m for providing material support to terrorists, a victory for Americans suing over attacks in the Jerusalem area more than a decade ago.

The verdict in the politically sensitive trial in Manhattan federal court added a new dimension to the long-running Middle East conflict, as American victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict sought to use US courts to seek damages.

Jurors found in favour of 10 American families suing over six attacks attributed to the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Hamas. The award could be tripled under the US Anti-Terrorism Act.

Victims and their families had requested more than $350m, or over $1bn after tripling, over shootings and bombings from 2002 to 2004 that killed 33 people and injured over 450.

The PLO and Palestinian Authority are expected to appeal, and it is unclear whether victims would be able to collect if the award were upheld.

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