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Second US lawsuit hits Qatar National Bank over terrorist finances

A new lawsuit filed in the United States naming institutions tied to Qatar's royal family is seeking damages for victims of terrorist attacks in Israel
A picture taken on June 5, 2017 shows a man walking past the Qatar National Bank (QNB) branch in the Saudi capital Riyadh, following a severing of relations between major gulf states and gas-rich Qatar. - Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt cut ties with Qatar accusing it of supporting extremism, in the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the region in years. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Family members of American victims of terrorist attacks in Israel have filed a lawsuit against top Qatari financial institutions that they allege are headed by members of the royal family.

A filing in the US District Court of Brooklyn yesterday alleged that Qatar Charity, Masraf Al Rayan Bank and Qatar National Bank knowingly facilitated financial activities of Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas between 2015-2016. The latest suit was first reported by The Washington Post.

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