In a verdict that has far-reaching consequences for global banking, a federal jury in New York has found Arab Bank liable for funding terrorism in Israel between 2000 and 2004.
300 American victims and their families sued the Jordan-based bank, saying they violated the Anti-Terrorism Act by knowingly funding Hamas during the second Intifada. The plaintiffs convinced a jury that the bank gave material support in 24 attacks where Americans were hurt or killed.
This is the first time the Anti-Terrorism Act has been used civilly against a bank.
Long Island Congressman Peter King attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Bay Shore Friday. King notoriously held five congressional hearings on what he considered the proliferation of radical Islam following September 11th. King was invited by the mosque’s president, and he used the visit to explain his comments which many see as disparaging to Muslims.