US: Families devastated from lone wolf terror can sue countries which support terrorism

Lone wolf terrorists can still have terror organizations behind them, US court rules.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Gavel (illustration)
Gavel (illustration)

In an unprecedented ruling, a US court ruled that families devastated by terror by "lone wolf" terrorists can sue countries which support terrorism, including Syria and Iran, demanding to receive compensation, Kan News reported

The decision follows a suit by seven families of terror victims, including the family of Richard Lakin, a 76-year-old man who was murdered in a 2015 terror attack, and the family of former MK Yehuda Glick, who were represented by attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner.

Following the suit, the Washington Federal Court ruled that a terror organization can be proven to have stood behind the lone wolf terrorist, and therefore terror-supporting countries can be sued for compensation.

Additional hearings will be held to discuss the amount of compensation from countries which support and fund terror organizations, including Iran and Syria.

The court has appointed an expert who will assess the amount of damage.