N. Korea sued for aiding Hizbullah
Thirty residents of northern Israel who were wounded by Hizbullah rockets fired during the Second Lebanon War have filed an unprecedented lawsuit at the Washington District Court against the North Korean government, it was reported Friday.
The complainants in the $100-million lawsuit, also filed against Hizbullah, claim that North Korea helped the guerrilla group by providing military training to the organization's senior operatives and building a network of bunkers for storing Katyusha rockets fired at Israel from southern Lebanon.
The plaintiffs, who all hold US citizenships, claim that the North Korean-built bunkers enabled Hizbullah to fire thousands of rockets at Israel from below the ground, thwarting IAF efforts to locate launching pads.
43 Israeli citizens were killed and over 4,000 were wounded during the war in the summer of 2006.
The lawsuit marks the first time victims of Hizbullah attacks are taking legal action against the North Korean leadership for its alleged material support for a terror group.