Wednesday, 21 September 2022 | A US court has ordered Hezbollah to pay millions of dollars in damages to several Americans who filed a lawsuit claiming they were hurt by the terrorist group’s rockets during a war with Israel in 2006.
The lawsuit was filed under the US Anti-Terrorism Act, alleging that Hezbollah caused the plaintiffs physical and emotional harm as well as property damage. The judge awarded the plaintiffs US $111 million in damages.
“Only by exacting a heavy price from those who engage in the business of terrorism can we prevent the suffering and loss of additional victims to their violence,” said Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs and the founder of the Shurat HaDin—Israel Law Center.
Judge Steven L. Tiscione of the federal court in Brooklyn, New York, ruled on Friday that the plaintiffs had demonstrated that Hezbollah’s conduct violated the Anti-Terrorism Act and held the organization accountable.
Posted on September 21, 2022
Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on September 20, 2022. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)
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