US jury awards Israel attack victims over $218m in PLO trial
Published: 24.02.15, 00:23
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1. They can give'em some of the money thgeyre paying terrorists
Scott ,   Ramat Gan   (02.23.15)
Also under US anti-terrorism laws under which the case was brought the amount is tripled to $655 million. No American judge in his right mind will overturn this.
2. Miscarriage of Justice
Michael Kemper ,   San Francisco, USA   (02.23.15)
I guess we can throw equal protection and fairness out the window.
3. No salary payments for Hamas Gaza government employees ?
Nor presumably as long as the PLO continue to praise terrorists instead of sitting down and negotiating a sensible peace agreement. No tax transfers either while engaging in military attacks and/or turning a blind eye to Hamas and Daesh infiltration of West Bank.
4. Will US Govt. unequivocal condemn Palestinian Terrorism
And other Governments which support Terrorism and threaten Israel including Iran and Syria and other ME governments which financially support all the 71 Terror groups listed by the US in 2014..
5. Let the ICC examine evidence and then take a view on Gaza
6. Suppose they won't get their Green Card Now
John   (02.23.15)
7. PLO officially terrorist
Ezekial Haim ,   London Uk   (02.23.15)
This is just the beginning.Next thing European Countries and the EU can be sued for financing terror.Qatar and other Arab countries can also be sued.Argentina's government and Iran can also be sued.This is very fertile ground for lawyers the world over.Saudi elements that financed Al Qaida can be sued by 9/11 victims and their families.Pandora's box has been opened and cannot be closed now.
8. That's correct.
9. If only we can replace Israeli pro-Arab anti-Jewish judges
with those of the US.
10. With This Decesion Stating hamas And plo Are Terrorists
Do you think US Congress Will Now CUT FUNDING this so-called technocratic (TERRORIST) government, the one b.H.o. Keeps funding???
11. Good Luck Collecting
Joe Mevorah ,   Lincoln, USA   (02.23.15)
Best of luck trying to collect from these fools! it's not going to happen.
12. it's what we've always been sayin PLO are terroristssts
13. To #4
Joe Mevorah ,   Lincoln, USA   (02.24.15)
The answer is simple, NO!!!
14. I pray
Allan   (02.24.15)
Will Rachel Corey's family (also american) be able to sue for their daughter's deaths by the Israeli army? Or maybe we are dealing with different "Americans "? Just a thought.
15. To: No. 11
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.24.15)
Doesn't matter. The ruling is on the books. Wherever the PLO or the PA have money socked away, the judgment is enforceable. Most important thing is that U.S. courts are finally standing up to terrorism. Arab Bank got socked a few months ago; now the PLO and the PA. More to come. Much, much more. The rulings in these cases will be upheld on appeal at the Second Circuit. The Supreme Court of the United States is not going to reverse. They may not even accept certiorari. The "palestinians" have a big problem on their hands. Their traditional methods of fundraising -- firing missiles into Israel and threatening bodily harm to Jews -- no longer work. The international community has finally arrived at their senses. They cannot even pay their electricity bill. Israel can turn out the lights in the PA, and no one will care. The "palestinians" have overplayed their hand. From here on in, it's all downhill for them. Use terror? And risk another devastating ruling in a United States Federal Court? That would be stupid. Nope, it's all over for the "palestinians." They have no leverage; they have no recourse. Good riddance to a blight upon humanity. It's high time they simply faded away. No one can stand them, anyway.
16. The American people have spoken
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.24.15)
They will not tolerate terrorist acts against American citizens, wherever in the world they occur. I remember all too vividly the raucous celebrations by Arab communities - particularly in Judea and Samaria - when a suicide bombing was effected. In human terms, such joyous celebrations were disgusting and evidence of the "palestinian" depraved indifference to human life. The jury was visibly shocked; as was the judge; because the films shown of the actual aftermath of a suicide bombing was gut-wrenchingly real. That's why the jury did not deliberate too long. A picture tells a thousand words. And when the jury was informed that hundreds of similar attacks have occurred, that about sealed the fate of the PLO and the PA. The award will be tripled under United States terrorism statutes. Game over for the "palestinians." Let them crawl back to the Arabian sands from whence they sprang. Good riddance to pure rubbish. Oh -- and the electricity bill still needs to be paid. Just saying.
17. To: Joe at No. 11
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.24.15)
Actually, that's not true. Israel can enter the ruling in every country where the "palestinians" have assets -- hidden or otherwise. That includes Israel and Judea and Samaria. The victors in this trial can make the "palestinians" bleed. They certainly can freeze their assets, and have already taken steps to do so. The PA and the PLO pay up, or they start losing property. Probably starting with the Mukaata in Ramallah. It really is game over. The PA hasn't paid its electricity bill since 1999. What would happen were Israel to cut them off? Which it has every right to do. Same deal for fresh water. And other goods and services which Israel provides ad nauseum and for which Israel has never been paid. Every dog has its day. The "palestinian" dogs' days are over.
18. To: Facebook "Flotilla Hyves"
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.24.15)
Time for you to sail away, chica. No one wants your nasty communicable disease. Get lost, at least until you acquire an education. Right now, you're an idiot. We know this. You no longer have to keep on proving the point. Am Israel Chai! No wonder you have boils and eruptions on your ugly skin. You're a leper. Stay away from civilized people. That would be the Jews. Stay away from us.
19. poetic justice. At Last THE TRUTH!
20. Flotilla Hyves FB: Israel is NOT a terrorist state
Unlike the Palestinian authority which is a terrorist entity. Israelis don't go about murdering innocent Americans only because they are Americans. And Every incident in which innocent Americans were killed by Israel by mistake was investigated thoroughly in and by Israel.
21. Raza Ur-Rahman FB: You Arabs have lied so long
You actually started to believe your lies and wouldn't recognize the truth if it hit you in the head. The US court for a change put a mirror in front of you and in front of the whole world. We Israelis and Jews (before Israel was even establish) know all too well who are the terrorists. For more than a 100 years your terrorists have been slaughtering innocent Israelis and Jews in the most barbaric and horrific way only because they are Jews. Now for a chance not only Israelis know and acknowledge that.
22. Raza Ur-Rahman FB: But it was YOU who started the 1948 war
You write: "You know why the people of Gaza support Hamas? Because 80% of the Gazans are refugees who were forced out of their homes and what became southern Israel in 1948. " What do you expect us to do, shed tears? Why do you lie and distort history again? Who started the war in 1948? YOU Arabs. YOU tried to finish the 600,000 Jews who lived in Palestine and to have all the land (which was NEVER yours) all to yourself. And the "Palestinians" were not forced out. They ran away like mice because they thought that the Jews will do to them what they planned doing to the Jews if they won - slaughter them all. The almost 2 millions Arabs who live inside Israel today and have full rights are living proof that Israel didn't hurt Arabs who were not involved in the war and who chose to stay and not run away. Bottom line - You tried to eliminate the Jews, failed, ran away and now you blame us and cry.
23. collecting from palestinians
david ,   new york   (02.24.15)
couldnt they garnish aid that the US sends to them??
24. Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, G-d bless you
CJK   (02.24.15)
we need many more of you: brilliant, resourceful and courageous.
25. #7 Everyone can sue everyone everywhere lol
26. Easy to collect on judgement...confiscate PA state land
Dr. L. Brnd ,   San Diego, USA   (02.24.15)
Ask Israel, the authority in charge, to seize WB land designated by the PA as ""state land" and allow the victims in the lawsuit to auction it off to settle the PA/PLO debt. A good way to collect on the PA unpaid water and electricity bills owed to Israel, too.
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