Tag Archive for Shurat HaDin

J’lem District Court: PA to pay $142M to families of Israeli terror victims

Brought to the Jerusalem District Court by Shurat HaDin on behalf of 8 families, the final amount follows last summer’s ruling that the Palestinian Authority was liable for damages of up to $284 million.

By JNS, Israel Hayom Staff


The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Friday that the Palestinian Authority must pay NIS 500 million ($142 million) to the families of those killed in Palestinian terrorist attacks, mostly during the Second Intifada (2000-2005).

Judge Moshe Drori ruled last July that the PA was liable for damages of up to NIS 1 billion ($284 million), since which time the Israeli legal organization Shurat HaDin worked to prove damages on behalf of eight families representing 17 complaints in which 34 Israelis were murdered and seven wounded, mostly between the years 2000 and 2002. Continue Reading »

Israel Law Center filed motion barring Ilhan Omar from entering Israel

Shurat Hadin’s president Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, filed a motion with the Jerusalem District Court requiring Interior Minister Aryeh Deri prohibit Omar from entering the country congruent with the requirements of Israel’s anti-BDS laws.



An Israeli NGO has asked a Jerusalem Court to bar US Representative Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel.

Shurat Hadin, also known as the Israel Law Center, filed a motion Tuesday to the city’s District Court requiring that the Interior Minister Aryeh Deri does not allow Omar to enter the country because of her support for the BDS movement.

Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Shurat Hadin’s president, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner – Photos: Wikimedia.jpg

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Facebook wins appeal in US court when it facilitated Hamas incitement

Terror victims sought $3 billion in damages from facebook for permitting Hamas to post encouragement and then celebrated terrorist attacks against Jews in Israel, but a federal court said the outdated, but standing 1996 law regulating internet content shields the social media giant from civil liability.

By Reuters and Ynet


NEW YORK – Facebook Inc on Wednesday defeated an appeal by American victims of Hamas attacks in Israel, who sought to hold the company liable for providing the group a social media platform to further its terroristic goals.

Palestinian incitement in ‘car intifada’ against Israelis

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the Communications Decency Act (“CDA”), a 1996 law regulating internet content, shielded Facebook from civil liability. Continue Reading »

Ruling: PA /PLO criminally responsible for 2nd Intifada deaths of Israelis

The Jerusalem District Court found the Palestinian Authority and the PLO equally liable for 17 deadly attacks against Israelis and Jews during the 2nd Intifada.
– Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, of Shurat Hadin who petitioned the case says she’s seeking over $250 million in damages from PA coffers on behalf of eight victims’ families.



The Palestinian Authority is liable for civil damages for a series of terror attacks carried out during the Second Intifada (2000-2005), the Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday.

The unprecedented decision was obtained by Shurat Hadin on behalf of eight victims’ families. As the case moves forward to its next stage, the PA could be responsible for compensating the families with a maximum of 1B INS ($250M+) in damages. Continue Reading »

Israeli legal team seeks Icelandic entrant to Eurovision banned from Israel

The Israel Law Center, Shurat HaDin, a civil rights NGO asked Israel’s Interior Minister to prevent Iceland’s Hatari band from entering the country over its intention to use the stage as a political platform to criticize Israel’s settlement policy, knowing it would violate the rules of the European music competition.

By Raz Shechnik


An Israeli organization has asked the government to prevent the Icelandic entrant into the Eurovision Song Contest being allowed in the country over alleged claims that the BDSM techno band Hatari intended to use its time on stage to criticize Israel’s settlement policy and express support for the Palestinians. Continue Reading »

Shurat Hadin targets Arafat’s Jerusalem property to compensate terror victims

Shurat Hadin, Israel Law Center acquires lien on Yasser Arafat’s estate from Jerusalem District Court, as terror victims’ families are suing Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


The Jerusalem District Court has placed a temporary lien on a plot of land in Jerusalem owned by the late Yasser Arafat.

The court issued the order after a lawsuit was filed against the Palestinian Authority and Yasser Arafat’s estate.

The lawsuit was filed by Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center on behalf of eight families of victims killed by Palestinian Arab terrorists.

Shurat Hadin is seeking damages from the Palestinian Authority and the Arafat estate for the deaths of the eight terror victims killed during Arafat’s tenure as PA chief. Continue Reading »

REPORT: U.S. State Dept. occludes law that compensates victims of terrorism

In an uncharacteristic move for the most pro-Israel administration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be working hard to obstruct an October law that would compensate families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism, according to web-based political journalism website Talking Points Memo.



If the Trump administration is viewed as one of the most pro-Israel administrations ever, why would it reportedly bend over backward to block a new law that would advance compensating the families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism from the Second Intifada?

Last week, Matt Lee of Talking Points Memo reported that the Trump administration, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is working hard to repeal, delay or amend an October law on the issue. Continue Reading »

Gaza flotilla ships to be impounded, sold to benefit victims of Palestinian terror

JUSTICE: The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary confiscation order allowing Israel to impound 2 Norwegian ships planning to sail to Gaza, “for assisting a terror organization and for systematic violations of international law” and their proceeds will be paid as compensation to families that fell victim to Palestinian terror.

By Yael Friedson


The Jerusalem District Court issued a temporary confiscation order Wednesday for two Norwegian ships set to partake in a solidarity flotilla to Gaza in the coming weeks.

The Kårstein (top) and the Hurriyah (Freedom), will try to reach Gaza. – Facebook

The court order allows for the Karstein and Freedom, worth approximately 75,000 euros, to be used for monetary compensation for victims of Hamas terrorism the moment they enter Israeli waters. Continue Reading »

NGO seeks War-Crimes case against Hamas’ incendiary ‘Terror-Kites’ at ICC

Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center NGO, has asked Israeli farmers on the Gaza border to strengthen their pending petition to the Israeli courts by joining their legal petition to the International Criminal Court over Hamas’ flaming terror-kites.



An Israeli NGO is building a case against Hamas to submit to the International Criminal Court over the flaming kites the terror group has launched against Israeli border farmers in the last month.

According to Israeli media, the kites are responsible for some 260 fires in Israel’s fields in the past month, destroying thousands of acres of crops and causing millions of dollars in damage. Continue Reading »

Israelis go into high gear, when Obama slows Federal chase for Hezbollah bank accounts

Israel’s Mossad and an Israeli law NGO were going after Hezbollah’s finances before the US’s Operation Cassandra, but when Obama slowed the investigation down, agents turned to the Israeli NGO to keep the heat on the terrorists.



Long before the US ramped up the pressure against Hezbollah’s financial network in 2006, and then dialed it down in 2009-2010, the Mossad and an Israeli NGO were going after the terror group’s monetary oxygen.

In fact, even when the US returned to taking a backseat, Shurat Hadin – Israel Law Center – kept going after a major Hezbollah allied Lebanese bank and connected banks, winning a major US court decision in 2012. Continue Reading »

Trump didn’t but Israel Law Center may bring down the Iran Nuclear Deal… and Boeing

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, founder of the Tel Aviv-based Israel Law Center, found a ‘back door’ to force Tehran to pay settlement in a past terrorism case, but in the process, may kill Boeing’s multi-billion dollar deal with Iran, and also nullify Iran’s nuclear agreement with the P5+1.



When the landmark nuclear deal was signed in 2015 between the world superpowers and Iran, one of the big winners was, of course, Tehran. Billions of dollars, frozen throughout years of economic sanctions, were finally released, providing a much-needed boost to Iran’s failing economy.

Another winner was Boeing. In one of the appendices of the deal, aerospace companies, primarily Boeing and Airbus, were given special permission to start doing business with Iran. Continue Reading »

Advocacy law group warns US cybersecurity firm to remove Hamas websites

American cybersecurity Cloudflare, which deleted the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer off its servers, is in no rush to block inciting websites linked to the Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas.
• Advocacy charwoman warns: “This is not a matter of free speech. We are urging the company to comply with U.S. law.”

By Erez Linn and Israel Hayom Staff


Cloudflare, an American cybersecurity company that has blocked the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer following the July 12 Charlottesville riot, refuses to block websites affiliated with Hamas, an Israeli advocacy group said Thursday.

Speaking with The Washington Times, Shurat Hadin Israeli Law Center Chairwoman Nitsana Darshan-Leitner questioned why the cybersecurity company was quick to oust a white supremacist website but still hosts accounts linked to the Gaza Strip-based terrorist group. Continue Reading »

Israeli rights group to appeal Facebook’s nonintervention in Palestinian incitement case


After a New York court dismissed case over Facebook’s inaction against Palestinian incitement to violence and murder, Israeli rights center Shurat Hadin, laments ‘fatal mistake,’ accusing decision for ignoring ‘blood being spilled in the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.’

By The Associated Press


An Israeli rights group suing Facebook on behalf of families of victims killed by Palestinian attackers said on Thursday that it will appeal after the case was dismissed by a New York court.

Protesting Anti-Semitism and Incitement to violence, that flourishes on Facebook in Palo Alto. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said the court dismissed the lawsuit on grounds of immunity, according to the communications decency act.

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NY Federal Judge Admonishes Facebook In Terror Lawsuit


At a class action hearing in New York against Facebook for incitement by Israeli victims of terrorism, Federal Judge Garaufis censured Facebook management of not taking adequate steps to stem the incitement, and for not taking global terrorism seriously enough.

By Itamar Eichner


A federal judge in New York scolded Facebook Thursday night and said the social media giant has not done enough to discourage terrorists from using its platform.

Incitement to kill Jews on Facebook

Incitement to kill Jews on Facebook

The comments were made in the New York District Court during a hearing on a class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook on behalf of 20,000 Israelis for incitement and encouraging violence. Continue Reading »

Australia ends funding World Vision after transferring Million$ to Hamas

Israeli legal NGO Shurat HaDin says it exposed World Vision years ago – but no one was listening: “Foreign aid organizations are directly responsible for the murder of scores of Jews in Israel.”

By Rachel Kaplan


Australia has suspended funding to humanitarian NGO World Vision, pending investigations into the nature of its funding to the Hamas terror organization in Gaza.

Australian flag – Photo: Thinkstock

Israel exposed World Vision’s Gaza branch leader Muhammed al-Halabi for funneling 60 percent of his annual humanitarian aid budget into Hamas’ military wing. Although al-Halabi has already been arrested, the extent of the damage, both to security and to humanitarian causes, has yet to be assessed. Continue Reading »