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The lawsuit was filed in 2000 by David Strachman, an attorney from Providence designated by an Israeli court to manage the estate of Yaron Ungar, an American citizen, and his Israeli wife, Efrat. They were killed as they drove home from a wedding in June 1996. Four Hamas members have been convicted in an Israeli court; one remains at large.
Hamas never responded to the lawsuit, allowing the Judge, David Martin, to issue the default judgment on Thursday.
It was not clear whether Hamas would honour the ruling, or whether the group has the money to pay.
The case was filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1991 that allows American
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