The Israeli court ruled Friday that Israeli authorities could keep the
six million NIS (1,388,888.90USD) they seized from money changing
stores in the West Bank cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Jenin and Tulkarem
on September 20th, 2006. 


According to Israeli authorities, the money belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement and will be used to compensate 17 families for family members they lost during the Palestinian bomb attack at Megiddo four years ago.  The families are asking for roughly 400,000 NIS (93,023.00USD), which leaves 5,600,000NIS (1,302,325.60USD) in excess. 

Sourced from Maan News Agency