A U.S. federal judge awarded Tuly and Cheryl Wultz $323 million in a judgment against Iran for financially supporting the Islamic Jihad movement and Syrian for allowing the group to train in its territory. The lawsuit was filed by an Israeli advocacy group on behalf of the family.
Tuly Wultz remembers like it was yesterday how the terrorist looked moments before the blast that killed his son Daniel when they were vacationing in Israel in 2006. They were having lunch in Tel Aviv when the suicide bomber approached, standing 2 feet away from Daniel Wultz, 16.
“I tried to jump on Daniel but he already detonated and the bomb was over 40 pounds of explosives,” Tuly Wultz recalled in an interview with NBC 6. He was severely injured, and his son and 10 other people were killed in the attack by an Islamic Jihad militant.
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“My heart is still bleeding for Daniel. I’ll never be recovered from that,” the father said.
He said of Daniel Wultz, “He did what is right, he did what is justice.”
On Monday, the sixth anniversary of his death, his parents received word of the court victory.
The Wultzes say they are pleased with the decision, which they say is just one step towards justice and a way to ensure their son’s death was not in vain.
“This judgment was important because it’s the first time that there’s a judgment that concerns terrorism against Syria,” Cheryl Wultz said.
At least part of the award money will likely come from frozen Syrian assets held by the U.S.