This Week's Biggest Hit To International Terrorism Might Have Taken Place In A Courtroom

Yesterday, a federal jury found the Amman-based Arab Bank liable for terrorist attacks during the Second Intifada, the anti-Israel terrorism campaign in which over 850 civilians were killed, including several Americans. According to the New York Times, this ruling in favor of 297 American victims or family members of victims of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas marked "the first time a bank has ever been held liable in a civil suit under a broad antiterrorism statute."