In an unprecedented ruling, the Jerusalem District Court finds the Palestinian Authority directly facilitated the suicide bombing that killed Gadi and Tzipi Shemesh, who were murdered more than 16 years ago as they were on their way home from a pregnancy test.
By Yael Friedson
The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Thursday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is directly responsible for the deaths of Gadi and Tzipi Shemesh, who were murdered in a suicide attack on Jerusalem’s King George Street in March 2002.
The court’s decision was part of a tort suit filed by the victims’ orphan daughters and other family members. Continue Reading »
#BDSfail: Jerusalem District Court on Monday maintained the legal privilege of attorney-client confidentiality to outside parties when pro-Palestinian activists claim protecting identities of foreign attorneys representing Israel’s interests overseas “poses a slippery slope of anti-democratic activity.”
By Ariel Kahana
The Jerusalem District Court on Monday denied a petition by pro-Palestinian activists’ demanding to reveal the names of the attorneys who work with Israeli ministries to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement activities worldwide.
Since 2015, Israel – through the Strategic Affairs Ministry – has been waging a low-profile campaign in Europe against organizations promoting the boycott of the Jewish state. Continue Reading »
The Jerusalem District Court accepted Regavim’s contention of illegal land appropriation and unlicensed construction projects by the United Nations, halting all work at the UN compound until approved by the State. – Petitioner’s attorney: “The diplomatic immunity of the UN does not allow it to violate the laws of the host country.”
By Orli Harari
The Jerusalem District Court ruled this week that until a coordination mechanism is established between the state and the UN, the UN will not begin any work at a compound in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.
A petition submitted by the Regavim organization in March 2017 revealed that the UN had committed a large number of building offenses in the Armon Hanatziv compound and that it had invaded acres of state land beyond the area allocated to it by the State of Israel. Continue Reading »
In 2015, Ezra Nawi was furtively taped, bragging that he had identified Arab land brokers to the PA security services that were selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, knowing full well that under Palestinian law, such sales are a capital offense and Nawi claimed he knew they would be tortured and likely killed.
By Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff
The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office has decided to indict radical left-wing activist Ezra Nawi for allegedly handing information about Palestinians involved in land sales in the south Hebron Hills region over to Palestinian security services, the state informed Nawi’s legal team on Thursday. Continue Reading »
In a precedent legal decision, the Jerusalem District Court orders Abbas’ PA is to compensate 52 Arab torture victims, including a man with a Jewish mother who was tortured to death. – Watch video
By Eliran Baruch
The District Court in Jerusalem issued a precedent setting decision, finding that the Palestinian Authority (PA) tortured, imprisoned, and murdered dozens of Arabs suspected of collaborating with Israel. As part of its decision, the court ordered the PA to compensate the victims.
Attorneys Barak Kedem, Arye Arbus, and Nati Rom, who represented the plaintiffs, demanded that an indictment be filed against the PA for the human rights violations. Continue Reading »
The Jerusalem District Court named jailed Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti as one of the 7 liable to compensate relatives for the 2001 shooting that killed three family members during the Second Intifada.
By i24NEWS – AFP
An Israeli judge has ordered the Palestinian Authority and perpetrators of a deadly 2001 attack to pay $18 million in damages to relatives of those killed, the court said Sunday.
The Jerusalem District Court named imprisoned Palestinian Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti as one of the seven liable to compensate relatives for their role in the shooting that killed three family members.
Marwan Barghouti filmed hiding in toilet, eating candy bar during hunger-strike he orchestrated.- Screenshot: Israel Prison Service/YouTube
The ruling, handed down on Thursday by justice Moshe Drori, awarded the relatives 62 millions shekels ($18 million, 15 million euros), which is to be divided between the PA, which would pay 40 percent, and the seven Palestinian perpetrators, who would pay 60 percent. Continue Reading »
Even though PM Netanyahu and the UN Sec General discussed and agreed that all future construction within the UN compound would be in accordance with state and local laws, it appears the UN again, has been caught preparing for new, illegal, construction.
By Mordechai Sones
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated that he concluded with UN Secretary General Guterres that current and future construction by the UN at the Government Palace will be carried out in accordance with the principles of zoning and building laws.
Building circled in red is slated for destruction for a new building. – Photo courtesy: Regavim
However, it turns out that only recently has UNTSO issued a tender for the demolition and reconstruction of one of the buildings built during the British Mandate in the Armon Hanatziv compound – in violation of the law and without a building permit from the Jerusalem Municipality. Continue Reading »
An Israeli gov’t foreclosure order for the sum of 500,000 shekels was issued to the Abbas gov’t after having not paid the damages derived from a verdict the Jerusalem District Court handed down 4 months ago, when the PA was deemed responsible for the illegal detention, torture and even murder of ‘collaborators’ with Israel.
By Elisha Ben Kimon
Israel’s Execution Office presented the Ministry of Finance with a foreclosure order on NIS 500,000 in Palestinian Authority (PA) funds, to be received as court-mandated reparations for collaborators with Israel who were caught and tortured by the PA’s security forces.
The Execution Office is tasked with ensuring a debtor who received a favorable judgment receives their due recompense, and to that end is entitled to seize property or funds owned by the defendant. Continue Reading »
Greek Orthodox Church vows to appeal Jerusalem court decision upholding the sale of church property in the Old City to Jews, decrying the judgement as ‘politically motivated.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The leader of the Greek Orthodox Church in Israel said that the church will appeal a decision of the Jerusalem District Court approving the sale of church-owned land in the Old City of Jerusalem to Jews.
Imperial Hotel, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem – Photo: Danny Gershoni/Wikimedia
The church has opposed the deal, claiming that it was made illegally by the deposed previous leader of the church.
Speaking at a news conference in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday, Patriarch Theophilos III said that the court’s ruling was “politically motivated,” and emphasized that the church will do “everything within its power so that this unjust ruling will be overturned.”
“We cannot stress too highly the extreme seriousness of the situation,” he said, calling on world leaders to intervene. Continue Reading »
Landmark ruling involves Palestinian plaintiffs coming before the Jerusalem District Court seeking justice from PA law enforcement who were “beating them on all parts of the body, hitting them with lead pipes, extinguishing cigarettes on their bodies, hanging them in torture positions for hours and starving them.”
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Fifty-one Palestinians tortured by the Palestinian Authority for cooperating with Israel can sue the PA in Israeli courts for damages, the Jerusalem District Court ruled Wednesday in a blockbuster judgement.
The 1,860-page ruling based on dozens of witness accounts over several years is one of the most bizarre in years as it involves Palestinian citizens coming before the courts of the Israeli “occupation” seeking justice for their mistreatment by their own PA law enforcement. Continue Reading »
Ahmad Manasra, who was 13 when he and his 15yr-old cousin went on a stabbing spree in Jerusalem, was ordered to pay NIS 180,000 in compensation to his 13-year-old and 21-year-old Israeli victims; ‘the fact they are minors does not confer immunity … particularly when a serious crime is committed,’ Judge rules.
State prosecutors attests Jewish terror differs from Arab terror, claiming convictions are deterrent enough for Jews, but the opposite for Arabs, since Palestinian incarceration brings honor and financial security by way of monthly siphons to the family by the Palestinian Authority.
The prosecution in the case of murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir who was brutally murdered by three Jewish Israelis in 2014, has indicated on Wednesday its opposition to a petition from abu Khdeir’s family to demolish the homes of his killers, the Walla! news site reports.
Abu Khdeir’s murder on July 2, 2014 — wherein he was kidnapped by three Jewish Israelis, beaten and set on fire while still alive — was deemed to be nationalistically-motivated. Continue Reading »
After Yehuda Etzion, a Temple Mount activist was barred from Judaism’s holiest site by local police because he happened to raise his hands as if ‘in prayer’, Jerusalem Court ruled that prohibiting such innocent gestures will lead to ‘slippery slope.’
By Roi Yanovsky
The Jerusalem District Court accepted Monday the appeal of the Temple Mount activist Yehuda Etzion, and in canceling his expulsion from the holy site ruled that it was permitted to raise one’s hands while visiting there.
Temple Mount activist Yehuda Etzion on the Temple Mount – Photo: Honenu
Etzion was barred from entering the Temple Mount last week on suspicion of violating the rules as he raised his hands as if in prayer. Continue Reading »
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