US Supreme Court will not get involved in Hamas suit

US Supreme Court will no

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October 20, 2009 16:32

 
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The Supreme Court will not let parents of an American teenager killed in a terrorist attack in Israel collect damages from a man accused of funding Hamas. The court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from the parents of David Boim, a 17-year-old boy killed in a 1997 drive-by shooting on the West Bank. They had sued several US-based Islamic fundraising groups and Mohammed Abdul Hamid Khalil Salah, saying they contributed money to Hamas and should be held responsible for civil damages in their son's death. Salah was in an Israeli prison for carrying Hamas-intended funds when Boim was killed. A US law that could have made him liable was enacted while he was in prison. A federal appeals court said it did not apply to Salah because he was in prison.

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