Wednesday, December 4, 2013

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Iran Order to Compensate Jerusalem Victims

Inconvenient facts like this news don't make it onto the Huffington Post, so the HP readership can maintain their delusion of Iran as a harmless state that only minds its own business:
Iranian money being held in the US will be paid out to victims of a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem, a San Diego federal court ruled Tuesday.
In his decision, Judge Barry Moskowitz ruled that the Iranian Defense Ministry must pay $9 million (NIS 31.6 million) in damages to nine plaintiffs, five of whom were victims of the double bombing in Jerusalem’s Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall, along with four family members of victims.Five civilians were killed in the Hamas attack, including three 14-year-old girls, and many more were injured, including a number of US citizens. The United States has designated Hamas as a terrorist organization since 1997 and as “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” since 2001.The plaintiffs were represented by the Tel Aviv-based Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, a legal advocacy group that seeks to bankrupt terror organizations through legal action.The victims claimed Iran had provided training and money to Hamas, and in 2003 a US court ruled in their favor, awarding them $70 million (NIS 246.4 million).

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