UPDATE 1-Arab Bank fails to void US liability verdict over Hamas attacks

April 8, 2015 5:17 PM

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NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Arab Bank Plc's bid to overturn a jury verdict finding it liable for knowingly supporting terrorism efforts related to a series of attacks in the Middle East.

The Jordan-based bank had been accused by victims of 24 attacks in and around Israel in the early 2000s of handling transactions for Hamas, which the plaintiffs said carried out the attacks, and routing money to charities that supported Hamas or families of suicide bombers.

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