85 Israeli citizens sue Iranian banks over Lebanon war

February 17, 2010 15:57


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Eighty-five Israeli citizens who were affected by missiles fired by Hizbullah during the Second Lebanon War have filed a lawsuit against a grouping of Iranian government-run banks for damage incurred, according to a joint statement released on Wednesday.

The banks allegedly supplied Hizbullah with over USD $50 million in funds, which were used to amass weapons arsenals and later fire them at Israeli and American targets.

The plaintiffs are demanding one billion dollars in compensation, as well as federal punishment. The lawsuit was filed at a federal court in Washington.

Among the plaintiffs are American and Canadian citizens who were directly harmed or whose relatives were harmed in the war.

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