Arab Bank Accused Of Aiding Terror Funding As Trial Begins

Law360, New York (August 14, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for victims of terrorism in Israel and the Palestinian territories on Thursday told a federal jury that Arab Bank PLC knowingly funneled millions of dollars to known terrorists and their families, as the long-awaited trial of the Jordanian bank opened in Brooklyn.

The nearly decade-old consolidated action is being brought under the Anti-Terrorism Act by victims or relatives of victims of Hamas terrorist attacks that occurred during the Palestinian uprising known as the Second Intifada in the early 2000s.

During opening statements to the jury, the plaintiffs' attorneys said Arab Bank colluded with a Saudi Arabian charity known as the...

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