Israelis sue Al-Jazeera for $1.2b. for aiding Hizbullah

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 13, 2010 16:53

Ninety-one Israelis wounded by Hizbullah's rockets during the 2006 Lebanon war are suing Arab news network Al-Jazeera, which they allege aided the Lebanese fighters with its reporting.

An Israeli lawyer representing the group said on Tuesday the lawsuit was filed on Monday in a New York federal court.

The plaintiffs seek $1.2 billion in damages.

Attorney Nitzana Darshan Leitner says they claim the Qatar-based network intentionally reported locations of missile strikes in Israel live during the month-long 2006 fighting between Israel and Hizbullah, which allegedly enabled Hizbullah to aim its missiles more accurately at Israeli targets.

There was no immediate comment from Al-Jazeera. The 2006 fighting killed 1,200 people in Lebanon and 159 Israelis.


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