Arab Bank says report of $1 bln settlement is ‘inaccurate’

NEW YORK – Arab Bank Plc on Friday described as “inaccurate” a report that it would pay “slightly more” than $1 billion to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating militant attacks in Israel.

Citing an unnamed lawyer with knowledge of the settlement, the trade magazine The American Lawyer reported that Arab Bank had agreed to pay “slightly more than $1 billion” to settle. In response to the report, Arab Bank said in a statement, “The terms are confidential and we will not comment on them specifically beyond saying the report is inaccurate.” The Jordan-based bank reached a deal last week to avert a damages trial, after a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, last September found it liable in connection with two dozen attacks attributed to Hamas.



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