14 years ago today, Esh Kodesh Gilmore, a 25-year-old American-Israeli, while he was on duty as a security guard at an Israeli Social Security office serving Arabs in East Jerusalem when a terrorist shot him in the head at point blank range. The “Martyrs of the Al-Aqsa Intifada,” a group linked to Fatah, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Gilmore’s family, along with his widow and three year old daughter, filed a suit in the U.S. District Court in Washington against the Palestinian Authority, the PLO, Chairman Yasser Arafat and members of Force 17, as being responsible for the attack.
Most recently, the case was dismissed on summary judgment based on evidentiary issues. It remains to be seen whether plaintiffs will pursue an appeal or further trial actions.
May his memory be for a blessing.
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