Sunday, February 3, 2008

You and Hamas . . .UBS


The only way to dry-up these pimples of humanity that call themselves Hamas, is to dry up their source of income, the festering financial soup where the terrorists come to sup.

When Hamas or Fatah or Al Queida promises the families of a terrorist murderer an income for life, or a home, or some financial reward, the rest of us must ask--where from? Who provides this money? Where is is sheltered? How is it accessed?

Those who provide a home for terrorist money need to be feeling some pain for their corporate collaboration.

Good for this family! Follow the money!! Find those responsible for the financial rewards, and drain them dry! May the courts find for true justice in this case!



February 3, 2008 -- On Jan. 29, 2004, a gruesome terrorist attack in Jerusalem ripped the crowded No. 19 bus apart, sending body parts flying.

Bomber Ali Jaara and 10 innocent people were killed, including former Brooklyn resident Chezi "Scotty" Goldberg, a 41-year-old father of seven and beloved Jerusalem psychotherapist who worked with at-risk teens.

On Monday, Goldberg's widow and children filed a lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court, accusing the investment banking giant UBS of providing financial services to a group that funds Hamas, the terror group that claimed responsibility for the atrocity.

Court papers allege the Association de Secours Palestinien, or ASP, maintained an account with the Swiss-based financial firm and that UBS provided services to ASP knowing money went to Hamas. UBS should have known of ASP's role in supporting Hamas because the United States labeled it a "specially designated global terrorist" in 2003, the suit says.

UBS spokeswoman Karina Byrne said the lawsuit is "without merit."

A federal law allows victims to go after the stateside sponsors of terror groups, and there are several cases in the US Eastern District similar to that of Karen Goldberg and her seven kids, all of whom are US citizens living in Israel.

While Chezi Goldberg was a Toronto native, he lived with his wife and children in Flatbush for a decade before moving to Israel in the 1980s, relatives said.

Goldberg wrote a column in The Jewish Press on teen issues and had been slowly building his practice, his sister, Carrie Devorah, said. The suit is about crippling terror organizations, said older brother Ronn Goldberg.

"Terrorism is a business," Goldberg said. "It takes money to plan attacks, it takes money to carry out attacks."

Other lawsuits in the federal court's Eastern District target different financial institutions for helping Hamas, including a 2005 case against National Westminster Bank of London, and a 2006 suit against French firm Credit Lyonnais. In each case, the firms are accused of financially supporting Hamas.

1 comment:

  1. I remember that bomb, I was only a few blocks away (On a different bus)


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