117 U.S. Relatives of Israel Terror Victims Sue Arab Bank

(Ha'aretz) Amir Hemler- A group of 117 Americans whose relatives have been killed or injured in terror attacks in Israel sued the Jordan-based Arab Bank on Monday, charging that money transfers performed by the bank violate U.S. criminal and civil laws. The bank is charged with illegally funneling funds from Islamic charitable foundations to recognized terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, and Islamic Jihad, through its Madison Avenue branch in Manhattan. The plaintiffs include the families of Abigail Litle, a Baptist eighth grader active in Arab-Jewish co-existence projects; the family of Dr. David Applebaum, a trauma specialist from Shaare Zedek Medical Center, and his daughter Naava, who were killed when a suicide bomber attacked Cafe Hillel in Jerusalem on the eve of Naava's wedding; and the family of Jack Baxter, an American filmmaker who was working on a documentary on terrorism when he himself became a victim of the April 2003 terrorist attack at Mike's Place in Tel Aviv. (Ha'aretz

2004-12-23 00:00:00

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