Justices Dubious Of Letting Hamas Victims Seize Iran Artifacts

By Jimmy Hoover (December 4, 2017, 7:22 PM EST) -- Victims of a 1997 Hamas bombing faced tough questioning from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as they sought permission to seize ancient Persian artifacts held by the University of Chicago to satisfy a $71.5 million judgment against Iran.

Survivors and family members of those killed in a suicide bombing in a crowded Jerusalem mall are seeking to satisfy part of the judgment by seizing the Persepolis Collection held by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. The collection is made up of 30,000 clay tablets containing some of the oldest text in the world.

The Seventh Circuit ruled that...

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