US: Judge rules Bank of China can be sued in terrorism case

Bank of China – central

In the suit, Wultz‘s parents, Yekutiel and Sheryl Wultz, are seeking $300 million in damages from Iran and Syria, as well as from the Bank of China (BOC), under legislation that allows victims to sue terrorist-sponsoring states in U.S. court.

The 2008 lawsuit alleges that officials at the Bank of China ignored warnings by senior Israeli officials that Islamic Jihad was financing deadly bombings through a Bank of China account in the United States maintained by a purported senior officer of the militant group, Said al-Shurafa.

Daniel Wultz

Specifically, the lawsuit claims that in an April 2005 meeting, counterterrorism officials with Israel’s prime minister’s office demanded that China’s central bank and Ministry of Public Security stop the Bank of China from assisting Shurafa, but China “demurred.” 

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(16-year-old Daniel Wultz -pictured- was visiting Israel four years ago when he was killed in a terrorist attack by Palestinian Islamic Jihad).

Photos: from Virtual Traveller and HonestReporting.org.

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