CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a $156 million judgment against three Palestinian charities accused of bankrolling terrorism, but dropped a Chicago man from the long-running civil suit.
The opinion was filed over the killing by Hamas terrorists of American-born student David Boim (BOYM). It says donors to charities are liable if those charities engage in terrorist acts.
But the court dropped Chicagoan Muhammad Salah (suh-LAH') from the case, saying he was in jail when the anti-terrorism law was passed, so he couldn't have violated it.
Boim was fatally shot in May 1996 while standing at a bus stop in a West Bank town near Jerusalem.
The case isn't over who pulled the trigger, but who must pay damages.
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