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PLO official rejects court decision ordering the PA to pay damages to families of Israelis killed in a terror attack that it aided

Headline: “Majdalani: The occupation’s request of financial compensation for the families of three who were killed is unacceptable”
        “PLO Executive Committee member [and Secretary-General of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF)] Ahmed Majdalani rejected the decision of the Israeli occupation court obligating [the PLO] to pay financial compensation to the families of three settlers who were killed in a Palestinian operation in 2001 (i.e., 3 victims of a terror attack, see note below).
Majdalani said in a statement: ‘The aforementioned decision is a new Israeli way of stealing the money of the Palestinian people.’
He said: ‘It would have been appropriate that instead of expanding the settlements, taking control over the Palestinian lands, and financially compensating the settlers, the Israeli government would have chosen the option of a political solution and the end of the occupation.’
Majdalani continued: ‘In the natural situation, the occupation government is the one that should have to compensate the Palestinian people for all of the physical and psychological damage that has been caused to it, and also for the financial losses that it has absorbed throughout the years of the occupation of its lands.’”

On Nov. 16, 2017, the Jerusalem District Court ordered the Palestinian Authority and the involved terrorists to pay 62 million shekels to the families of 3 Israeli terror victims, who were murdered on Aug. 25, 2001. The court ordered the PA to pay 40% of the compensation for its role in aiding the terror cell to carry out its attack. The victims – Yaniv and Sharon Ben Shalom and Sharon’s brother Israeli soldier Sergeant Doron Sviri – were murdered in an attack on Route 443 between Jerusalem and Modiin. Yaniv and Sharon’s two infant daughters, 20 months and eight months old, were also wounded in the attack.

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