Court Says Adelson, Israeli Banks Must Defend Palestinians’ U.S. Suit
,bloomberg'By Andrew M Harris
19 בפברואר 2019, 17:23 GMT+2 Updated on 20 בפברואר 2019, 00:19 GMT+2
Defendants accused of war crimes, conspiracy in 2016 complaint
Trial judge rejected case as raising non-justiciable questions
Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM, Bank Hapoalim BM and billionaire Sheldon Adelson must defend a lawsuit in the U.S. accusing them of conspiring to force Palestinians out of Israeli-occupied territories and of war crimes, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
The unanimous ruling Tuesday by a three-judge panel reinstates a 2016 lawsuit dismissed by a trial judge for raising what she said were political questions for which the court had no authority, including who has sovereignty over the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.