Israel demands exorbitant compensations from Palestinian families

Exorbitant compensations

Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday that the Israeli authorities decided, in line with the sanctions they impose on the families of the Palestinians who carry out attacks, to file lawsuits demanding them to pay compensations up to millions of shekels.

The paper pointed out that the so-called Public Prosecution filed an unprecedented case with the Jerusalem District Court demanding the widow of a Palestinian who carried out an anti-occupation attack and her children to pay financial compensations for the damage he caused to the state.

This is the first of a series of similar cases that will soon be filed against the families of Palestinian attackers, according to the Israeli prosecution.

The paper said that the first lawsuit was filed a week and a half ago against the family of the martyr Fadi Qunbar who killed 4 soldiers in the anti-occupation car-ramming attack he carried out in January.

The Israeli authorities demanded Qunbar’s widow to compensate for the damage caused, bear the cost of the memorials erected on the graves of the dead soldiers, and pay financial compensations to the families of the soldiers who were killed or injured.

In accordance with the lawsuit, Qunbar’s family is demanded to pay nearly 2 million shekels for each family.

On 8th January 2017, Fadi Qunbar, a resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, plowed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers killing 4 and injuring 13.

(Source / 02.07.2017)

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