Historic Victory: PA must pay up to 1b NIS to victims of terror attacks during 2nd Intifada

Historic Victory: PA must pay up to 1b NIS to victims of terror attacks during 2nd Intifada

The Jerusalem District Court in a landmark ruling found the Palestinian Authority responsible for 17 terror attacks on Israelis carried out by PLO, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad terrorists during the second Intifada, in the early 2000s.

Victims of the terror attacks can now sue for damages calculated at up to NIS1 billion.

The landmark ruling cites the PA’s longtime policy of paying stipends to convicted terrorists in Israel prison and to their families, as well as the families of terrorists eliminated during terror attacks.

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The ruling also notes that PA and PLO officials glorify Muslim terrorists as heroes and role model in official publications, public rallies and by naming streets and city squares after them. 

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The terrorists honored most highly, are those who have murdered the greatest number of Jews. In honoring the worst murderers, the PA is simultaneously giving approval to murder and enticing future Muslim terrorists with a ticket to fame.

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Chairman of the Shurat Hadin Law Center who filed the suit, called the ruling “a historic victory” adding “this proves the Intifada was a war waged against citizens of Israel.”

Jerusalem Court PA responsible for 2nd Intifada terror attacks, must pay victims up to 1b NIS

“Yasser Arafat was the grandfather of modern terrorism, responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children,” said Darshan-Leitner at the time. “This move is one step closer toward justice for the victims and their families. We will not allow a situation in which the Arafat Estate can own land in the heart of Jerusalem while avoiding paying damages to his victims.”