US court overturns $156 m. award in suit against Islamic charities

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned a $156 million award against US-based Muslim activists for their involvement in the terrorist death of an American teenager in the West Bank more than a decade ago. The 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals ruled that Stanley and Joyce Boim did not show a strong enough link between contributions from the American Islamic charities to Hamas - a group designated by the US as a terror organization - and the shooting death of their 17-year-old son, David. Because of that error, it sent the case back for a possible new trial. The Boims' attorney, Nathan Lewin, said an appeal to the US Supreme Court is possible.