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US court orders Hezbollah to pay compensation over 2006 war

The Cradle | September 21, 2022

According to an AP report from 20 September, a group of US nationals won a case against Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah at the federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

In the ruling, Judge Steven L. Tiscione awarded the plaintiffs $111 million in compensation for alleged “physical and emotional injuries” sustained by Hezbollah’s rocket attacks in Israel in 2006.

“Only by exacting a heavy price from those who engage in the business of terrorism can we prevent the suffering and loss of additional victims to their violence,” said Darshan-Leitner, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs.

The court found Hezbollah’s actions, which were defending Lebanon from Israeli aggressions during the ‘Second Lebanon War,’ to be in violation of the US Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

The ATA, better known as the Patriot Act, was established by the US in a bid to deter terrorist acts on US soil in addition to enhancing law enforcement tools against the perpetrators of such crimes.

Nonetheless, the plaintiff’s lawyers acknowledge that this was a psychological win, considering it unlikely for Hezbollah to give much thought to the court’s rulings.

Hezbollah’s media unit refused to comment on the ruling when contacted by AP.

The Israeli aggressions on Lebanon in 2006 resulted in the death of at least 1,191 Lebanese and the injury of 4,409 others.

Additionally, the Israeli attacks killed at least 56 foreign nationals, including 5 UN soldiers, while wounding at least 37 others.

Israel has not paid any compensations for the war, and neither has the US, which played an instrumental role in resupplying the Israeli army with weapons during the war.

The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in November 2021 in favor of a resolution demanding that Israel pay Lebanon $856.4 million as compensation for an oil spill caused by their attacks.

In July 2006, the Israeli air force destroyed the storage tanks at the thermal power station in Jiyeh, causing a 10 km wide oil spill covering half of Lebanon’s coastline.

Over 25,000 tons of heavy fuel oil were released into the eastern Mediterranean sea, causing the “worst ecological disaster in the oceans and the first time an oil spill happens outside the open sea,” according to the Lebanese Ministry of Environment.

“Israel bears the responsibility to pay immediate compensation to the government of Lebanon and to other countries that were directly affected by the oil spill, such as Syria, whose beaches were partially polluted,” the resolution indicated.

The resolution has not been acknowledged by Israel and has been continuously rejected by US representatives at the UN.

The US has voted against all UN resolutions that were intended to condemn Israel for its crimes during the 34-day war in Lebanon, despite the general consensus around the war’s aggressive nature.

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9 Comments »

  1. I’m sure Hezbollah will not pay a penny, nor should it. On the contrary, Hezbollah remains our great hope for the ultimate dissolution of the Zionist abomination. They will pay, heavily!

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    Comment by traducteur | September 21, 2022 | Reply

  2. The effrontery, the arrogance, the balls of these goddammed, godforsaken Zionist vermin…!

    Liked by 3 people

    Comment by roberthstiver | September 21, 2022 | Reply

  3. “According to an AP report from 20 September, a group of US nationals won a case against Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah at the federal court in Brooklyn, New York”.

    Since when did a Law Court in New York apply to anywhere else on Earth(including Lebanon)?
    Maybe it could be used to prosecute the Israeli murderers of Rachel Corrie? Or the thousands of Palestinians murdered by the Israeli armed forces?
    Or maybe, the sailors on board the USS Liberty?…….Not to mention the crimes of “9/11”

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | September 21, 2022 | Reply

    • Hear, hear, Brian. You’re depicting/outing/exposing “justice, ZioUS style”….

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by roberthstiver | September 21, 2022 | Reply

    • The hypocrisy of it all is like a deluge of thick mud trying to cover all their tracks. The occupation of the USA is a death certificate meted out at a never ending failure to reign in and decapitate its cancer. Latest lies to spew American watchers of the grotesque liberal ju PBS is a Ken Burns documentary paving the continual path of reparations of aging holohoax liar victims by American tax payers…https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-717228
      Guess how long it is…SIX hours. CANCER doing what it does best.

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      Comment by Sparrow | September 21, 2022 | Reply

  4. Web site taken down, who knows why. But it’s in the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20210223074431/https://zionistnarrative.wordpress.com/gallery/

    The zionists are psychopaths. There’s no other word for them. “Only by exacting a heavy price from those who engage in the business of terrorism can we prevent the suffering and loss of additional victims to their violence,” said Darshan-Leitner, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs.”

    If only this applied to the ISRAELI TERRORISTS who stole Palestine, slaughtered them in the process, and who for 75+ years continue to torture and butcher the inhabitants daily.

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    Comment by THERE IS NO PANDEMIC | September 21, 2022 | Reply

  5. And, now Hezbollah should sue the United States and Israel for decades of anti=Arab violence.

    Liked by 3 people

    Comment by papasha408 | September 21, 2022 | Reply

  6. The crimes, abuse of justice, deceit and hypocrisy of Israel and its lobbyists must soon awaken the World Community as they threaten everyone who blows the whistle or even criticizes their malevolence.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by jbthring | September 23, 2022 | Reply

    • In the American Congress, no one says a damned thing ‘for fear of the Jews.’

      Like

      Comment by papasha408 | September 23, 2022 | Reply


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