Paul Aster has an excellent report over on the Investigative Project’s web site about a federal judge’s decision last week clearing the way for French banking giant Credit Lyonnais to face a civil trial for allowing funds to reach the Jihadist terrorist group HAMAS through an Islamic charity:
Judge Clears Path for Trial Against French Bank’s Hamas Accounts
A leading European bank faces trial in New York later this year after a federal judge found there is sufficient evidence it knew the funds were being used to support a Palestinian terrorist group.
U.S. District Judge Dora Irizarry denied French banking giant Credit Lyonnais SA’s motion for summary judgment last Thursday, saying “there is a genuine issue” about the bank’s behavior with the accounts in question.
The case has been brought by 200 plaintiffs killed or wounded in more than a dozen Hamas terrorist acts between 2002 and 2004. Credit Lyonnais allowed a Palestinian organization that claimed to be a charity to launder Hamas money used in attacks in Israel in which the plaintiffs and their relatives were victims.
Read more at the Investigative Project…