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ICC Action: Khaled Mashaal, Hamas

In September 2014, Shurat Hadin formally requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal during Operation Protective Edge, during which 38 Palestini …

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ICC Action: Turkey

A group of Cypriots has filed a war crimes complaint against Turkey at the International Criminal Court over Turkey’s its policy of settling Cyprus’ breakaway north with mainland Turks.

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Bernstein v. Clinton

Plaintiffs, twenty four Americans citizens living in Israel, some of whom have been victims of Palestinian terrorism, filed a civil action lawsuit against the State Department claiming that the U.S. government is funding Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza.

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Rot v. Bank of China

On March 6, 2008, a member of Hamas entered the Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva in Jerusalem and opened fire on hundreds of students with an Ak-47 assault rifle. Eight high school and seminary students were murdered and many others were wounded. In October 2012, the victims’ families filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York against the Bank of China for proximately causing the attack, seeking compensatory and punitive damages.

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Unterberg et al. v. Jimmy Carter et al.

No individual more than former American President Jimmy Carter has sought every possible opportunity to defame the Jewish State and endeavored to challenge its right to exist.

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Kaplan v. Al Jazeera

Plaintiff Chaim Kaplan was severely injured by two rockets that were fired by Hezbollah at the northern Israeli town of Safed. On July 12, 2010, the plaintiffs who were injured or killed by Hezbollah rockets, including Chaim Kaplan, filed a suit against Al Jazeera in the Southern District Court of New York (SDNY) for violations of the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Alien Tort Claims Act, war crimes, and Israel’s Civil Wrongs Ordinance for negligence and vicarious liability, seeking $1.2 billion in damages.

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Kaplan v. Central Bank of Iran

In February 2010, American, Israeli, and Canadian victims of terror attacks and their family members filed suit against the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) in the D.C. Federal Court under the Antiterrorism Act, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), and the Alien Tort Claims Act for the banks’ participation in and contributions to Hezbollah terrorist attacks.

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Kim v. North Korea

In January 2000, North Korean agents kidnapped Reverend Kim Dong Shik, a permanent resident of the U.S., from his missionary work assisting North Korean refugees in China. Reverend Kim was then placed in a detention camp in North Korea and was subsequently tortured until his death. In November 2009, Reverend Kim’s family filed suit against North Korea under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) in the D.C. District Court for their activities in connection with Reverend Kim’s abduction and torture.

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Kaplan v. North Korea

In April 2009, thirty American Israelis sued the government of North Korea for more than $100 million under the Antiterrorism Act and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in the D.C. District Court for materially aiding and abetting Hezbollah

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Wultz v. Bank of China

Daniel Wultz, a 16 year old American citizen, was murdered in an Islamic Jihad suicide bombing in 2006 at a Tel Aviv restaurant. Ten other individuals were killed in the explosions, and Wultz’s father was seriously injured. Wultz filed a complaint charging the Bank of China Ltd. with providing extensive banking services, including wiring funds, to the Islamic Jihad and Hamas organizations, at the Federal District Court of Washington, DC.

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