Court Orders Iran, Syria to Pay Nearly $200 Million For Hamas Murder of Israeli Baby

Ultra-orthodox Jewish mourners carry the body of three-month-old baby Chaya Zissel Braun during her funeral in Jerusalem on October 23, 2014 after she was killed in what Israeli police called a 'hit-and-run terror attack' when a Palestinian driver rammed a group of pedestrians. Nine others were injured in the attack. …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: A US court this  week ordered the governments of Iran and Syria to pay nearly $200 million to the family of an Israeli infant killed by a Hamas terrorist in a 2014 vehicular attack in Jerusalem.

The US District Court in Washington, DC ruled Tuesday that Tehran and Damascus were liable to provide compensation for damages amounting to $178,500,000 due to their financial backing of the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

The Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin represented the family of dual Israeli-American citizen Chaya Zissel Braun, the three-month-old baby who was killed when Palestinian terrorist Abdel Rahman Shaludi rammed his vehicle into a crowd of people at the Ammunition Hill light-rail station in the capital. Israeli officials identified the perpetrator as a convicted terrorist who had previously served a prison sentence and had ties to Hamas.

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