So the headline is a little misleading. Hamas itself wasn't ordered to pay but charities and fund-raisers for the organization have been judged to have to pay $156 million to the family of a teenager killed in a terrorist attack outside Jurusalem 8 years ago.
Three Islamic charities and an alleged fund-raiser for the Palestinian militant group Hamas were ordered Wednesday to pay $156 million to the parents of an American teenager killed by terrorists outside Jerusalem.
A federal jury deliberated for one day before awarding $52 million in damages to the parents of David Boim, shot down at a bus stop eight years ago. U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys then tripled the damages.
Before the trial started, the judge had found the Texas-based Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, the Islamic Association for Palestine and alleged Hamas fund-raiser Mohammed Salah liable in Boim's death.
The jury found that the Quranic Literacy Institute of suburban Oak Lawn, a group that translates Islamic religious texts, was also responsible for the shooting.
The chances of the Boims actually collecting anything like $156 million are slim.
That last comment in the story is almost laughable if it wasn't so sad. The groups above would love to see the Boims killed and dragged through the streets, why on earth would they want to pay them a dime because some judge said to?
Tipped by: In The Bullpen who has a lot more. You'd do yourself a favor by heading over there and reading his commentary.