Arab Bank PLC, the largest financial institution in Jordan, was found liable for providing assistance to Hamas.It proves Jordan is its very own hotbed of vile anti-semitism, and with Islam as its chief belief, will never be a true friend or ally.
It was the first jury verdict against a bank in a civil terrorism-finance case, potentially opening the door to more litigation under filed the Antiterrorism Act of 1990. Several similar cases are pending.
The jury reached its verdict after about 30 days of trial and about two days of deliberation, brushing aside the bank's claims that it never knowingly did business with anyone on a government terrorism watch list.
During the trial, lawyers representing victims of terrorism attacks by Hamas in the early 2000s presented evidence that the bank knowingly routed compensation from Saudi donors to the families of suicide bombers and provided banking services to Hamas leaders and charities allegedly controlled by the group, which is designated by the U.S. as a foreign terrorist organization.
A separate trial will determine the amount owed to the roughly 300 victims and the family members of victims of 24 terror attacks in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank from 2001 to 2004, during the Palestinian uprising known as the Second Intifada.
The verdict in federal district court in Brooklyn marked the culmination of a decade of litigation.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
JORDAN'S ARAB BANK PROVIDED KEY ASSISTANCE TO HAMAS
A jury in the USA has found the Arab Bank guilty of financing jihad:
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