We don’t usually talk about civil lawsuits for their capacity to take on terrorist groups and the institutions that support them, but that’s exactly what has been happening the last week in a US Eastern District court.
In the lawsuit Linde v. Arab Bank, the plaintiffs have claimed that Arab Bank PLC knowingly moved millions of dollars for the Islamist group Hamas to finance acts of violence. Mark S. Werber, a lawyer for American victims and family members in 24 terror attacks in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank from 2001 to 2004, said that Arab Bank knew that they were working for Hamas. “It wasn’t an accident or a mistake or just routine banking,” he said. “It was a choice that Arab Bank made.”