As part of a suit filed in the United States against the social media giant, on Monday a group of Israelis and Americans bereaved in Palestinian attacks said they would seek $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for alleged complicity.
The plaintiffs include relatives of four Israeli-U.S. dual nationals and one visiting U.S. citizen who died in attacks in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or the occupied West Bank between 2014 and 2016. They have accused Facebook of helping Hamas militants operate.
Facebook's Israeli PR firm offered no comment on the suit saying the company "does not respond on any issue currently subject to legal procedure".
Formally Hamas had claimed responsibility for one of the attacks cited in the lawsuit. The Israeli lawyer for the plaintiffs said they had expert assessments linking Hamas to the other attacks.