Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Terrorists Owe 9/11 Victims $6B: Court

A United States Federal Court has recommended that Iran, the Taliban and al-Qaeda pay $6 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The symbolic decision on Monday came as a recommendation in response to a lawsuit brought by relatives of 47 victims, which was decided in the relatives’ favor last year, according to the Associated Press.

“It’s hard being happy, but I am happy about it,” plaintiff Ellen Saracini, wife of one of the captains of a plane that hit the World Trade Center, told the AP.”But it opens up old wounds. We were never in it for a lawsuit. I wanted to know what happened to my husband.”

Iran has repeatedly denied any connection to the attacks, according to the AP, but gave several of the terrorists passage through the country.

Engage

  • Events

    Haart to Haart

    Virtual

    Dec 7, 2022

    7 pm ET · 

    A conversation with Julia Haart and her son Shlomo, stars of Netflix's 'My Unorthodox Life,' about the new season and much more.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.