An American family that received compensation money from Iran in a terror-murder case has pledged to donate it to United Hatzalah in Yerushalayim, Arutz Sheva reported on Sunday.
Alan Beer, Hy”d, a new immigrant from the United States, was murdered in 2003 in a terrorist attack on bus No. 14 near Davidka Square in the capital.
A U.S. federal court found Iran guilty of financing the attack and awarded the family compensation, some of which has been paid. The court ordered Iran to pay a total of $600 million in punitive damages to families of American citizens murdered and wounded in terror attacks that took place in Israel. The Beer case was among them.
At a dedication ceremony for the ICU, dedicated to Beer’s memory, Dovi Meisel, director of international activities for Hatzalah and Beer’s nephew, said:
“Today, at this place, a circle has been closed. Fourteen years ago, Alan was killed along with 16 other people, and 100 were wounded in the terrorist attack on bus line 14. In this place where people lost their lives, we are launching an intensive care unit that will save lives.”
It will be the first intensive care unit to join the 24 ambulances of Hatzalah in Yerushalayim.