Israeli-Arabs win massive lawsuit against Abbas’ Palestinian Authority

Touching on his judgement of $3.61 million, the Jerusalem District Court judge mentioned the horrors, torture, rape & mutilation of body organs the Israeli-Arab prisoners suffered through during their unjustified incarceration by the Palestinian Authority.

By i24NEWS


Following a verdict issued by the Jerusalem District Court, $3.61 million has been confiscated from the Palestinian Authority by Israel, Hebrew-language Maariv newspaper reported on Thursday.

Jerusalem’s Enforcement and Collection Authority began a confiscation process in recent days amid cases filed against the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The Jerusalem District Court House. – Photo: Sir Kiss/Wikimedia

The petitioners are members of the Arab-Israeli community who currently reside in the West Bank. Their original complaints accused the Palestinian Authority of wrongful arrest under suspicion of collaborating for Israel, according to the report.

Judge Moshe Drori said in his verdict that the PA never possessed the jurisdiction to put these citizens in jail. The arrests and imprisonments, the judge said, violated the citizens’ right to liberty, and therefore should be compensated by the Palestinian Authority.

This long legal affair, Maariv writes, put forth a judicial precedent last year, when Judge Drori decided that Israel’s judicial system has the authority to receive petitions from prisoners who were incarcerated for “security offenses” against the PA.

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In his ruling, Drori mentioned the horrors these prisoners went through during their incarceration. including torture, rape, mutilation of body organs and even murder.

The Enforcement and Collection Authority will begin to distribute the collected funds to the victims in the coming days, according to the court’s decision, reported Maariv.


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