Israel demands $2.9m compensation for soldiers’ deaths

Israeli soldiers monitor a demonstration by Palestinians in Bethlehem, West Bank on 12 June 2012 [Najeh Hashlamoun/Apaimages]

Israeli soldiers monitor a demonstration by Palestinians in Bethlehem, West Bank on 12 June 2012

A Palestinian family is being taken to court in an effort to force it to pay 10 million shekels ($2.86 million) compensation after four Israeli soldiers were killed in a car ramming attack earlier this year.

Twenty-eight-year-old Fadi Qanbar from the occupied town of Jabal Al-Mukaber carried out a truck ramming attack on Israeli soldiers in January killing one army officer and three cadets and injuring a number of others in Jerusalem.

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His family, who have already had their house demolished by Israel, are now being taken to court to pay compensation to the deceased Israeli soldiers’ families, to the injured officers and to cover legal fees.

Israeli Minister of the Interior, Arie Makhlouf Deri, had already ordered the family’s Jerusalem IDs be withdrawn.

(Source / 30.06.2017)

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