A federal jury made the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization responsible for aiding in several terrorist attacks in Israel more than ten years ago. They were ordered to pay $218.5 million to the families of victims.
The decision early this week arrived on the second day of jury deliberations and after several weeks of testimony against the U.S.-based Palestinian political apparatus.
The trial began on a lawsuit filed in 2004 under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act, which lets American victims of international terrorism to find justice in a federal court.
The Manhattan federal court jury found that the Palestinian Authority as well as the PLO should be responsible for a number of attacks in Israel in the early 2000s, which killed over 30 individuals, and wounded hundreds of others.
Palestinian leader tried shooting down the lawsuit for years, saying the U.S. courts have no power on them. Instead, U.S. District Judge George Daniels pushed to resume trial.