Palestinian official testifies over Israel attacks

Hanan Ashrawi, center, from the Third Way party shouts as she and supporters scuffle with Israeli police officers, right, in Jerusalem’s Old City, in 2006.

Top Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi took to the witness stand in New York on Tuesday as the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian Liberation Organization fight a lawsuit that would force them to pay up to $3 billion to victims of attacks in Israel.

Victims and their families have sued the authority and the PLO over six shootings and bombings in the Jerusalem area from 2002 to 2004 that killed 33 and wounded more than 450, claiming the defendants provided support to the militants who carried out the attacks.
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Source News: Alarabiya
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