Estate of Eitam Henkin v. Kuveyt Turk Katilim Bankasi


[EDNY] The estate of Eitam Henkin alleged in a lawsuit filed in a U.S. court that Turkey's Kuveyt Bank, knowingly provided "substantial assistance via financial services" to Hamas from at least 2012 to 2015. Kuveyt Bank carries out U.S. dollar-denominated transfers via several American financial organizations, including Citibank, HSBC Bank USA, Standard Chartered Bank, and the Bank of New York Mellon, according to financial records offered to the court as part of the case. During the time Kuveyt was dealing with U.S. banks, it also was providing funding to Hamas with the knowledge of Turkish officials, according to the lawsuit. Eitam Henkin was a U.S. national killed in a Hamas terror attack in 2015.