A group of Israelis wounded by Hezbollah rockets during the 2006 war are suing the Arab news network Al-Jazeera for allegedly aiding the Lebanese guerrillas with its reporting. An Israeli lawyer representing the group of 91 said on Tuesday the lawsuit was filed on Monday in a New York federal court. The plaintiffs seek $1.2 billion in damages.
Attorney Nitzana Darshan Leitner says they claim the Qatar-based network intentionally reported locations of missile strikes in Israel live during the month long 2006 fighting between Israel and Hezbollah, which allegedly enabled Hezbollah to aim its missiles more accurately at Israeli targets.
There was no immediate comment from Al-Jazeera. The 2006 fighting killed 1,200 people in Lebanon and 159 Israelis.