U.S. Law May Prevent PLO from Reopening Washington Office

(Foundation for Defense of Democracies) Matthew Zweig - The U.S. Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), signed into law in 2018, broadened the ability of U.S. victims of terrorism to sue both the perpetrators and the entities providing assistance to them, such as lawsuits against the PA by families of Americans killed or wounded in attacks during the second Palestinian intifada. In short, if the PA or PLO attempt to reopen the D.C. office, any U.S. company providing them services of any kind may find itself exposed to civil litigation. While the administration can grant a waiver, it should take this opportunity to support American victims of Palestinian terrorism by, at the very least, predicating the opening of any PA or PLO office on the provision of restitution to these victims and their families. The writer is a senior fellow at FDD.

2021-09-27 00:00:00

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