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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Israel denies redress to thousands of Palestinians

Israel denies redress to thousands of Palestinians

Legal changes have shielded Israel from paying compensation to families of killed or injured Palestinians, report finds.

Changes to Israeli law over the past 15 years have led to a situation where Israeli authorities are almost never liable to pay compensation, even in non-combat situations, B'Tselem says [Reuters]


March 8, 2017 |
Nazareth - Israel has given itself almost complete immunity from paying compensation in cases where its soldiers have killed, injured or disabled Palestinian civilians, an Israeli human rights group has warned.
In a report released on Wednesday, entitled Getting Off Scot-Free, B'Tselem said that Israel had violated its obligations under international law by denying many thousands of Palestinians redress in Israeli civil courts.

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