Jerusalem court orders PA to pay $37.5 million to Israeli terror victims

Ruling hailed as  “huge victory” over Palestinian terror


The Jerusalem District Court ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) to pay 130 million shekels ($37.5 million) in compensation to 32 Israeli families that lost members to terror attacks during the Second Intifada (2000 to 2005), according to a report by Ynet.

Tuesday’s ruling comes after the Israeli Supreme Court ruled in April that the PA’s practice of paying security prisoners and their families constituted “approval” of terror attacks against Israelis, meaning that the PA can be legally sued for compensation.

Attorneys from the Shurat HaDin NGO who represented the families thanked the court for the ruling, which they said provided justice for the families of the victims, but added that they intend to appeal the ruling to seek greater compensation, the report stated.

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, president of Shurat HaDin, tweeted on Wednesday: “Another huge victory of ours over terror.”

The ruling, she said, “forms a precedent, and it is the highest that a court has ruled on in a lawsuit ruling against the Palestinian Authority.”