U.S. Department of Justice to focus on palestinian terror

The U.S. Department of Justice is opening an office aimed at intensifying the effort to capture and prosecute palestinian terrorists who have killed Americans abroad. The Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism was mandated by the passage last December of the Koby Mandell Act, named for the 13-year-old Israeli-American boy who was killed along with a friend while spelunking (journeying through a cave) in the West Bank in 2001. The bill, which requires the U.S. government to give equal treatment to all U.S. citizens harmed by terrorism overseas, regardless of the terrorists’ country of origin or residence, was conceived to force U.S. authorities to pursue palestinian murderers of Americans in Israel more actively. A total of 52 Americans have been killed by palestinians in Israel and the territories since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, according to the ZOA. Click here for more information: U.S. Attorney-General Announces Establishment of Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism.

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