Henkin Family Files $360 Million Dollar Lawsuit against Iran and Syria

Sullo & Sullo applauds Legal Efforts to Help Individuals Harmed By State Sponsored Terrorism

A Washington D.C. Law Firm has recently announced filing a lawsuit against the Syrian Arab Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran for $360 million.  The lawsuit alleges that these countries supported the 2015 murders of Eitam and Na’ama Henkin.  Others targeted in the lawsuit include the Central Bank of Iran, the Bank Saderat Iran, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security and the Bank Markazi Jomhouri and the Bank Melli Iran, all for their connection to the murders. The lawsuit claims the family was attacked in 2015 as they drove in the West Bank. Rabbi Eitam Henkin and his wife Na’ama were murdered while their four children (from ten months to age 9) watched from the back seat of the vehicle.

The lawsuit claims the murders were a “despicable act of murder aided and supported by the governments of Syria, Iran, and related entities.” The firm believes the lawsuit will send a clear message that anyone who finances, supports or encourages terrorism—like Iran and Syria—will answer for their crimes. It is of note that the U.S. Justice system offers remedies for victims of terrorism in the form of the USVSST (Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act of 2015). The USVSST establishes funds which makes reparation available to those who are eligible, paying out or allocating more than $2.1 billion thus far. The bottom line is that terrorists require funds to train more terrorists and weapons to allow attacks. This money has been provided by Iranian and other foreign banks. When the money flow is stopped, the threat of international terrorism is lessened.

The Houston Personal Injury Law Firm of Sullo & Sullo also handles USVSST Claims - Sullo & Sullo applauds the aforementioned legal efforts to help the Henkin Family and other individuals harmed by State Sponsored Terrorism. Sullo & Sullo currently represents hundreds of U.S. Veterans in Anti-Terrorism Lawsuits and is also able to pursue USVSST Claims for victims of terrorism, including:

  • Those who were hostages in Iran between 1979 and 1981 (and their families);
  • Those who were victims of Kenya or Tanzania embassy bombings;
  • Those who were victims on the U.S.S. Cole, and
  • Other victims of certain international terrorist incidents.

The USVSST Fund awards compensation to any victims of state-sponsored terrorism who have secured a final judgment in a U.S. district court, or victims held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran between 1979 and 1981. Any country who has a government which repeatedly provides support for acts of international terrorism is considered a state sponsor of terrorism. The funding for the USVSST comes from criminal and civil matters involving prohibited transactions with state sponsors of terrorism in which fines, penalties and proceeds have been collected. While the staggering losses associated with acts of terrorism can never be “fixed” with money, the United States advocates for victims of terrorism and their families and Sullo & Sullo handles these claims.

Sullo & Sullo Represents Hundreds of Veterans in United States Anti-Terrorism Act Lawsuits - Sullo & Sullo handles lawsuits filed under the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for U.S. War Veterans injured in Iraq between 2009 and 2011. The Anti-Terrorism Act provides that a United States national and his or her family may sue for injuries received through acts of international terrorism. Iran is a known state-sponsor of terrorism, and several years ago a number of global banks admitted to having illegally processed billions of dollars for Iran. Iran ultimately used these monies to commit terror attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you believe you are a victim of state-sponsored terrorism, you could potentially benefit from speaking to an Anti-Terrorism Lawyer. Sullo and Sullo offers help and support for these types of claims.

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