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Citizen files first-ever lawsuit against Israeli settler in a Palestinian court

Citizen files first-ever lawsuit against Israeli settler in a Palestinian court

RAMALLAH, Sunday, November 8, 2020 (WAFA) – Minister of Justice Mohammad Shalaldeh said today that a Palestinian citizen from the northern West Bank village of Burin filed a lawsuit, for the first time ever, before a Palestinian court against an Israeli settler who vandalized his under-construction house.

In the case he filed before the Nablus Court of First Instance, the Burin resident requested compensation for the material and moral damage caused by the settler.

Shalaldeh noted that this lawsuit is the first to be filed against an Israeli settler in national courts, noting that the procedures are based on international norms and laws, especially the Hague Convention.

The Palestinian minister called on citizens to file lawsuits in national, regional and international courts against those who violate Palestinian rights in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2334 on settlements.

The Palestinian government has recently issued special decisions to pursue settlers with foreign nationalities for their crimes before the courts of their countries. Additionally, the government has also decided to sue foreign companies operating in settlements for violating international law.

A.D./M.K.

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