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The U.S. District Court in Washington appears poised to issue a multimillion dollar judgment against Iran for sponsoring the Islamic Jihad faction that carried out a 1995 terror attack in the Gaza Strip. The judge in the case – – brought by the family of Alisa Flatow, an American killed in the attack – – said he would announce a decision Wednesday in open court. Judge Royce Lamberth took the highly unusual step of summoning the Flatow family back to Washington to hear his verdict, prompting observers to believe he was ready to issue a judgment against Iran.

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