Obama Regime Sides with Palestinian Terrorists Against Their American Victims
The Obama administration has intervened in a lawsuit over Palestinian terror attacks that have killed Americans, advising a judge that requiring a hefty bond payment in the case could financially destabilize the Palestinian government.
The filing comes in a case in New York City, where a jury this year awarded $218.5 million to Americans affected by the attacks in a lawsuit brought against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. That amount is automatically tripled under the Anti-Terrorism Act, lawyers have said.
By intervening, the government said it was trying to strike a balance between its support for the rights of terrorism victims to be compensated in court and concerns that a large bond imposed while the verdict is on appeal would weaken the legitimacy of the Palestinian Authority and undermine “several decades of U.S. foreign policy.”
“Senior U.S. officials have made clear to other governments that if the PA were to collapse, we would be faced with a crisis that would not only impact the security of Israelis and Palestinians, but would potentially have ripple effects elsewhere in the region,” Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a five-page sworn declaration filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.
He said the loss of the Palestinian Authority’s governing powers would likely “fuel anger and frustration” and could lead to widespread violence in the West Bank.
The Justice Department filed a formal “statement of interest” in the case at the behest of the State Department, federal officials have said.
So an American jury in Manhattan decided that these victims should be compensated for their suffering at the hands of radical Islamic maniacs, but the Obama Regime can’t have that, especially since apparently it might disrupt the peaceful serenity of the West Bank.