Arab Bank Wins Dismissal of Israel Terrorism Attack Suit

November 6, 2012
Christie Smythe

Arab Bank Plc won dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit filed by a former Israeli government official over an injury he suffered in a gunfire attack he claims was linked to the Palestinian group Hamas.

U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein in Brooklyn, New York, ruled today that the plaintiff didn’t show enough evidence that Jordan’s largest bank played a role in the 2008 attack to send the case to trial.

Mati Gill, a former aide to Israel’s minister of public security, sued under the Anti-Terrorism Act over the bank’s alleged support of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip and has been designated a terrorist group by the U.S. government.

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