U.S. Judge Says Palestinian Authority Must Post $10M Bond in Terrorism Case


U.S. District Judge George DanielsU.S. District Court Judge George Daniels in Manhattan ordered the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization on Monday to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury’s finding that they supported militant attacks in Israel. The defendants must also deposit $1 million each month pending the appeal of a February jury verdict worth $655 million in favor of 10 American families. A lawyer for the PA, Mitchell Berger, said it was willing to comply.

The Obama administration had urged Daniels to “carefully consider” the PA’s financial condition in deciding the amount of the bond. Daniels said he had given “serious consideration” to the State Department’s position, despite objections from the plaintiffs that the amount was far too low.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com}


  1. Does anyone realize that $1 million per month is the equivalent of interest at less than 2% PER ANNUM on the adjudicated award of $655 million? Of course the PA was willing to comply. It pays for the PA to stretch out the appeal for as long as possible. So the Obama administration actually was successful in its efforts to tamper with the U.S. justice system. I’m surprised that Judge Daniels wasn’t more lenient in his order. He could have ruled that the PA must post the entire $655 million…..at the rate of $1 a year for the next 655 million years. Score one for the imperial Presidency.