24 February 2015
For Immediate Release
We welcome the reports of the findings of the US Jury that the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian Authority bore responsibility for a series of terror attacks in Israel during the early 2000s.
In awarding substantial damages to the victims of terror, the jury has not only acknowledged their pain but has most importantly made a clear statement that those that support terror will be held to account.
During the second intifada, over 1200 Israelis were murdered in terror attacks perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists. This particular case refers to attacks that killed 33 people, awarding $218.5 million against the PLO and the Palestinian Authority. It is significant that should the Palestinian groups not meet their obligations to pay as ordered, there is a suggestion that the groups’ assets in the US and elsewhere could be seized.
No amount of money can redress the damage and pain inflicted by terror attacks, but by the Jury’s findings, those organisations which have backed terror have not only been called to moral account but also financial.