NTDTV speaks to Natan Galkovitch, one of 100 victims of terror in Israel who are now suing the Bank of China for not preventing money that was transferred to the Hamas, and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, an attorney for the plaintiffs. Among the claims of the suit:
…beginning in July 2003, the Bank of China executed dozens of wire transfers for the terrorist groups totaling several million dollars. Many of the transfers were initiated in the Middle East, sent to branches in the U.S. then to an account at a bank branch in Guanzhou, China, the suit said.
The money was then wired to terrorist leadership in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip “for the purpose of planning, preparing for and executing terrorist attacks,” the suit said.
In April 2005, Israeli officials met with officials from the Chinese Ministry of Public Security and China’s Central Bank seeking action to prevent the Bank of China from making more transfers, but the practice continued, the suit claims.