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  11/28/2013, Kislev 25, 5774

Ex-NSA Boss Called to Testify in China Bank Terror Funding Case

The move to obtain testimony from ex-National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror is the latest twist in a complex billion-dollar civil lawsuit launched in a New York court in October 2012 by the Israeli families of eight teenagers shot dead by a Hamas gunman at Jerusalem's Mercaz Harav yeshiva in 2008.

The families claim the Bank of China "facilitated" the attack and dozens of others by allowing wire transfers to the tune of millions of dollars to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, via its New York City branch, in violation of US law. The Bank of China has denied the allegation.