Palestinian Authority to pay 3 million NIS in damages to family of Israeli terror victim

Today, the Israeli Supreme court ruled that the Palestinian Authority must pay the family of a terror victim who was murdered in 2003 three million shekels in damages.
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Today (Wednesday), the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) to pay the family of terror victim Amit Amos Mantin, who was murdered in 2003, three million shekels in damages.

According to the ruling, the PA is responsible for the murder since the terrorist learned how to use a weapon only ten days prior to the attack in a special training camp operated by the Palestinian governing body. According to the Supreme Court, the PA operated the camp, which “trained young people how to use a weapon while encouraging them to use the skill for terror activities.”

Mantin, who was 31 years old at the time, was sent to the Arab-Israeli city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye to perform infrastructure work. A 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist shot him at close range when he was sitting alone in a car. A nearby security guard chased and captured the terrorist.

“The sole objective of terror is to cause pain and suffering to the innocent civilian population,” stated judge Noam Sohlberg. “Supporters of terror should pay damages that will deter them from repeating their support altogether.”



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