German family seek damagesfor Tunisia terror attack

25th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

25 August 2004 , HANOVER - The parents of a small boy who suffered third-degree burns over much of his body in a terrorist attack in Tunisia two years ago are seeking about EUR 100,000 in damages from a tour organizer, a court official said Wednesday. A court in Hanover will take up the case against the 1-2-Fly tour company on 1 September, the official said. At issue is a fire-bombing attack by suspected al-Qaeda terrorists against a Jewish synagogue-museum in Djerba in Tunisia on 11 April, 2002, in which

25 August 2004

HANOVER - The parents of a small boy who suffered third-degree burns over much of his body in a terrorist attack in Tunisia two years ago are seeking about EUR 100,000 in damages from a tour organizer, a court official said Wednesday.

A court in Hanover will take up the case against the 1-2-Fly tour company on 1 September, the official said.

At issue is a fire-bombing attack by suspected al-Qaeda terrorists against a Jewish synagogue-museum in Djerba in Tunisia on 11 April, 2002, in which 14 German tourists died and 17 were injured.

Among those injured was the boy, then three years old, who suffered third-degree burns to his face, arms and upper body.

His parents filed suit against the package tour company, alleging that the company put the lives of its customers at stake by knowingly sending them to a tourist site which was a likely terrorist target.

In the wake of the Djerba attack, the German government set up a EUR 12 million fund for the victims. Each of the victims, including the child, received more than EUR 200,000  from that fund plus more than EUR 80,000 each from a Tunisian hotel owners' association fund.

None of the other victims of the fire-bombing have as yet filed suit against the package tour company.

DPA

Subject: German news

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