MANHATTAN (CN) - Emphasizing his "serious consideration" to the Department of State, a federal judge set a bond on Monday that the Palestinian Authority does not expect to break its coffers while appealing a $655 million terror-support verdict.
The hearing comes six months nearly to the day that jurors awarded a $218.5 million judgment to 10 families of those injured and killed by suicide bombings and other attacks during the uprising known as the Second Intifada, which rocked Israel between 2002 and 2004. That award was automatically tripled under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
The families, led by plaintiff Mark Sokolow, had pursued the case for more than a decade as the spate of attacks waned.
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