Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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The U.S. Supreme Court Monday refused to consider reinstating a $655.5 million jury award won against the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization in a case brought by 11 American families over attacks in Israel. The court declined to hear the families' appeal of a lower court's 2016 ruling that threw out the jury award secured in a lawsuit under the Anti-Terrorism Act, which lets American victims of international terrorism seek damages in U.S. courts. The attacks killed 33 people, including several Americans, and wounded more than 450 .The appeals court said the attacks occurred "entirely outside" U.S. territory, and found no evidence that Americans were targeted. As a result, U.S courts do not have jurisdiction to hear the claims, the appeals court said.
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