A suit filed in the United States by 85 Israelis seeks compensation from Iran for allegedly financing Hezbollah in the Second Lebanon War.

The $1 billion claim against Iran’s central bank and commercial banks alleges in the Washington District Court suit a direct connection between funds transferred from Iran to Hezbollah and damage caused to Israelis, Israeli reported.

“The central bank of Iran and the Saderat Bank are the chief monetary pipelines from Iran to Hezbollah,” attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said. “Without these funds, Hezbollah would not have been able to build and maintain its infrastructure, to train the terrorists in its ranks, or carry out massive rocket fire at Israel. UPI

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