NYC Lawsuit Claims Lebanese Banks Helped Enable Hizbullah to Kill Civilians

[ AP/International Herald Tribune] Some 57 Israeli victims of terrorist attacks in Israel filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Thursday seeking at least $100 million in damages from Lebanese banks for aiding Hizbullah and abetting its ability to kill civilians. Fransabank Sal, Banque Libanese Pour Le Commerce, Bank of Beirut Sal, Banque Libano-Francaise Sal and the Middle East Africa Bank were accused of providing Hizbullah with "regular, systemic and unfettered access to U.S. currency," enabling it to buy missiles and other weapons to terrorize civilians. The lawsuit said a Hizbullah fundraising form asks donors whether they wish to fund specific items such as missiles or small arms.

2008-07-08 01:00:00

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