Israeli Group Wins $323 Million Suit in U.S. Against Iran and Syria for Restaurant Bombing

(AP-Washington Post) A U.S. court awarded a $323 million judgment against Iran and Syria for supporting Palestinian militants that killed an American teenager and ten others in a 2006 bombing, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of the Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, that represents victims of Palestinian violence, said Tuesday. Daniel Wultz, 16, of Florida was killed when an Islamic Jihad suicide bomber set off his explosives at a Tel Aviv restaurant. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said in the Monday ruling, "When a state chooses to use terror as a policy tool - as Iran and Syria continue to do - that state forfeits its sovereign immunity and deserves unadorned condemnation. Barbaric acts like the April 17, 2006, suicide bombing have no place in civilized society and present a moral depravity that knows no bounds."

2012-05-16 00:00:00

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