Israeli Terror Victims Sue Bank of China

From Israel News , reported by Aviad Glickman:

Victims of terror attacks carried out by Hamas, Islamic Jihad claim China’s largest bank facilitated attacks by transferring funds to Gazan terror groups, demand $500 million in damages

A hundred victims of acts of terror committed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad filed a claim against China’s largest bank, the Bank of China, demanding $500 million in damages. The plaintiffs are claiming that the bank provided services to the two Gazan groups, in violation of international banking laws.

The suit was filed in Los Angeles by Attorney Nitzana Derschen-Leitner of ‘Shurat HaDin’ law center, in cooperation with Frederick C. Sayer, an American attorney. The claim charges the bank with transferring millions of dollars to Hamas and Islamic Jihad from their offices in Iran and Syria, using the bank’s branches in New York and Los Angeles, over the past five years.

The suit also claims that most of the money was transferred to an account under the name Said Al-Shourfa, a senior Hamas operative. The large increments were withdrawn on the days in which they were transferred.

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