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Hamas ordered by court to pay NIS 38 million to victims of terrorism

CM 14/09/2021


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The families of the three teenage yeshiva students who were abducted and murdered by terrorists in 2014 — Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah — are to be compensated NIS 38 million by Hamas, the Jerusalem District Court ruled on Tuesday.
Civil rights organization Shurat HaDin has appealed the ruling, claiming that the sum was too low. The organization filed a lawsuit one year ago on behalf of the families for NIS 520 million against Hamas.
“This is not how you deter a terrorist organization with a billion-dollar budget that continues to murder Jews and fires at Israeli civilians,” the organization stated. 

Shurat HaDin, which has represented the families of the three boys, further claims that this ruling belittles the lives of the victims. The organization has also stated that US courts are awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to victims of terrorism, implying that there is no reason why Israeli courts should not do so as well.
The victims’ families have announced that they will appeal the ruling before the Supreme Court.
“A ruling granting a tenth of the amount of the compensation claim will fatally harm Israeli deterrence and measures to eradicate terrorism through economic means,” warned Nitzana Darshan-Leitner, president of Shurat HaDin. 

Unity Day banners commemorating Eyal Ifrach, Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel. (credit: Courtesy)Unity Day banners commemorating Eyal Ifrach, Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel. (credit: Courtesy)

The three boys – Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel – waited at a popular hitchhiking spot next to Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem on June 12, 2014, hoping to catch a ride toward their respective homes.
When a Hyundai i35 stopped, they entered and shortly afterward realized that the driver and passenger were not Israeli. Shaer was able to call police at 10:25 p.m., whispering “We’ve been kidnapped.” Two minutes later after gunshots were heard, the call disconnected.
The boy’s bodies were discovered 18 days later on June 30 in a shallow grave near Hebron. Following the kidnapping, the IDF conducted Operation Brother’s Keeper to arrest Hamas leaders in the West Bank, with the Gaza Strip-based terrorist group increasingly firing rockets into Israel.
The IDF in turn launched airstrikes and sent troops into the coastal enclave. The resulting war – during which terrorist groups surprised Israel by using cross-border attack tunnels – lasted seven weeks and left 67 IDF soldiers dead. The remains of soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin are still in Hamas captivity.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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