Uzi Shaya, an Israeli former security official who has not received permission from the state to testify in the huge lawsuit filed by the families of terror victims against the Bank of China, sent a letter to the lawyers of the families over the weekend saying he would consider testifying if a compromise between the sides to end the legal proceedings was not reached within three months.
In the letter, Shaya wrote that his moral commitment to fighting terrorism made him inclined to testify in the case, even if forbidden by the state to do so. The State of Israel has not yet reached a final decision on whether to allow Shaya to testify.
Shaya has been informed that until he receives written approval to testify about information he was privy to as part of his duties as a state employee, it would be a criminal offense for him to testify.
Shaya hopes that the sides in the case will reach a compromise deal within three months, which would make his testimony unnecessary.