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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:41 PM
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$156 million award in terrorist kiliing
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/north/chi-0412...

Several Islamic fundraisers with alleged links to the militant Palestinian group Hamas were ordered Wednesday to pay $156 million in damages to the parents of a teenager killed in a 1996 terrorist attack in Israel in what both sides agreed was a precedent-setting decision in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

The U.S. previously froze the assets of all but one of the defendants, raising questions about how much Stanley and Joyce Boim will ultimately collect.


But the Boims, who are U.S. citizens living in Israel, and their lawyers still hailed the verdict as an important precedent for U.S. victims of terrorism.


The decision is the first by a jury holding U.S. citizens or organizations liable under a federal anti-terrorism law that allows victims of terrorism to sue for civil damages.

"What we did was to put a spotlight on organizations that under the guise of charitable activities have supported terrorism," said Stanley Boim, whose son David, 17, was gunned down by Hamas terrorists outside his high school near Jerusalem.

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There must be some mistake.....that cant possibly be true. :eyes:



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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:45 PM
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1. so can the children and grandchildren
of my pop's cousin claim damages from the government of Israel? Especially given some of his killers eventually ended up RUNNING Israel?
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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 06:52 PM
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2. Link, please.
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 08:21 PM
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4. link to what
Edited on Thu Dec-09-04 08:22 PM by Djinn
his grave? or are you disputing that several ex pre-Israel terrorists became MK's? including those responsible for the King David Hotel bombing?
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-09-04 07:42 PM
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3. so is this a precedent
can slaughtered palestinians relatives sue fundraisers and donors to israel. or is this as i suspect a one way ticket for israeli supporters.
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