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  • November 18, 2013

    Shurat HaDin: Government Abandoning Terror Victims

    Organization for justice expresses outrage at PM’s decision to block witness testimony in terror involvement case against Bank of China.

    By Tova Dvorin, INN

    Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, the founder of Shurat HaDin (Israeli Law Center), responded with anger and outrage at Prime MinisterBinyamin Netanyahu’s decisionSunday to acquiesce to international pressure and prevent a key witness from giving testimony in a landmark case against the Bank of China. 

    Twenty-two families of victims killed in Palestinian Arab suicide bombings accuse the bank of participating in terror activities by handling the bank accounts used to fund the attacks.

    “Israel has violated a direct promise that was made to me on behalf of the 22 bereaved families, that the government would give any and all evidence possible proving the Bank of China’s role in the attacks,” Darshan-Leitner stated. “The fact is that, once again, Israel is abandoning terror victims and their families.” 

    “The first time, they failed to protect them,” she continued, referring to Israel’s release of convicted terrorists as a precondition of negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. “The second time, they surrendered to economic interests over the rights of the bereaved families. We never expected such a response from the Prime Minister, who has been especially vigilant about publicly fighting terrorism.”

    Darshan-Leitner added, “Israel cannot claim that the testimony of Uzi [Shaya] is a risk to Israel’s national security, because all of the information has already been published and has also been used in Israeli courts of law.” Uzi Shaya is the key witness in the case; he is a counter-terrorism expert who knew about China’s involvement in the attacks and sought to warn Israeli and Chinese officials before more damage could be done.

    “Preventing Shaya’s testimony gives the Bank of China immunity and absolves them of the responsibilities of financing terrorism,” she laments. “This is the hardest message we could have received from the Prime Minister of Israel.”


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    57 Comments to Shurat HaDin: Government Abandoning Terror Victims

    1. honeybee says:

      @ bernard ross:

      I had to choose between Whitiney ad Billie. Houston had the lyrics.

    2. bernard ross says:

      @ honeybee: I always choose billie

    3. honeybee says:

      @ bernard ross:

      That’s cause your old,Darlin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You wern’t expecting sugar,we’re you????????????

    4. bernard ross says:

      honeybee Said:

      That’s cause your old,Darlin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      not yet. I always liked billie from the first, when i was in college, although she was way before my time :) . In fact, I think she always had great back up bands too.

    5. Yidvocate says:

      @ honeybee:

      So anyone who does not agree with you is ignorant.

      Can’t you read? I said anyone who doesn’t comply with the Torah’s dictates is not ignorant, he/she simply mistaken. Sin is considered in Jewish law a mistake. There is no Torah accordingly to Honeybee and if you think there is, then you are an idol worshiper.

    6. honeybee says:

      Yidvocate Said:

      n idol worshiper

      Odin, Thor and Loki,Sweetie