View Full Version : Israeli court sentenced the Palestinian Authority to pay $116 million!!


chuuush
09-03-08, 02:34 AM
NO COMMENTS :confused::bugeye::rolleyes:

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- An Israeli court has ruled the family of an American couple killed in a terror attack can collect $116 million in damages from the Palestinian Authority.

The ruling could set a precedent for a number of suits that have been filed against the Palestinian Authority in American courts.

The court in Jerusalem ruled the Israeli government can legally implement a 2004 U.S. court ruling that found the Palestinian Authority liable. However, the ruling does not explain how the plaintiffs would collect the money.

The Palestinian Authority's pleading in the case was not made public, but an attorney for the plaintiffs summarized it for CNN. The attorney said the Palestinian Authority asked the court to throw out the case because an unfavorable judgment would make the organization liable for such large sums from this and other cases that it would go bankrupt.

Monday's ruling is the latest turn in a long legal case brought by the relatives of Yaron and Efrat Unger, who were killed in 1996 when Hamas gunmen attacked their car in Israel.

Family members sued the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization in an American court because both victims were American citizens. In its petition, the family argued that the Palestinian Authority bore ultimate responsibility for the attack because the Hamas attackers were controlled and assisted by elements within the Palestinian Authority.

The case ultimately went to the U.S. Supreme Court, where in 2004 the justices ordered the Palestinian Authority and the PLO to pay the family.

After the judgment, the family petitioned the Israeli government to enforce the American ruling.

In his ruling, Israel District Court Judge Aharon Farkash hinted at the Palestinian Authority's arguments that a ruling favorable to the plaintiffs would bankrupt the organization.

"How can one accept the claim that a legal ruling should not be enforced because it might hurt the perpetrator financially?" he wrote. "Should we not punish convicted persons for no other reason than that it might cause their bankruptcy?"

The family's attorney acknowledged many hurdles remain before a judgment can be collected.

"The decision is important because it means that the U.S. judgment can be enforced in Israel," said Mordechay Heller, an attorney for the Unger family. "However, we expect the Palestinians to appeal, and there is still a long road ahead of us."

Repeated attempts to reach the Palestinian Authority for comment were not successful.

otheadp
09-03-08, 01:00 PM
Nice. But first the PA has to collect that money from their EU donors.

S.A.M.
09-03-08, 01:07 PM
The Israeli court now has authority over foreign governments?

Can Iran have the same authority over Israel? Can Palestine?

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 01:09 PM
and theyll pay them with what? all that money is now explosives and rockets.

S.A.M.
09-03-08, 05:22 PM
Hmph, the audacity. What were the Americans doing in Palestine to begin with? Illegal settlers most likely.

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 05:30 PM
Hmph, the audacity. What were the Americans doing in Palestine to begin with? Illegal settlers most likely.

yes, send them all to the trains :D

S.A.M.
09-03-08, 05:33 PM
If it weren't for the Americans funding and arming the Israelis, Palestinians would not still be refugees in their own land. The audacity of asking them to pay for terror attacks. Look at the missiles that American largesse rains on their children everyday :mad:

Just kick those guys in the butt. :mad:

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 05:35 PM
If it weren't for the Americans funding and arming the Israelis, Palestinians would not still be refugees in their own land. The audacity of asking them to pay for terror attacks. Look at the missiles that American largesse rains on their children everyday :mad:

how can you be a refugee on your own land? being a refugee means you dont have any land at all.

and its Palestinians who are raining missiles.

S.A.M.
09-03-08, 05:36 PM
Look again

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5863204188744026936

This will also answer your question how you can be a refugee in your own land. :mad:

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 05:42 PM
Look again

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5863204188744026936

This will also answer your question how you can be a refugee in your own land. :mad:

you cant be a refugee on your own land, then you are not a refugee.

S.A.M.
09-03-08, 06:14 PM
You can if foreigners come in and take away your self determination.

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 06:18 PM
You can if foreigners come in and take away your self determination.

took away their self determination? wasnt it what they planned for us?

didnt you claimed jews are really palestinians, and the one who are not should go back to europe? so what are you complaining about, it is you who is trying to take away others self determination.

S.A.M.
09-03-08, 06:19 PM
wasnt it what they planned for us?
Europeans have no self determination in Palestine.

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 06:20 PM
Europeans have no self determination in Palestine.

so stop complaining.

CheskiChips
09-03-08, 06:22 PM
Seems more like a political statement than anything else...

Mr.Spock
09-03-08, 06:24 PM
Seems more like a political statement than anything else...

just wait till they learn they somehow need us. like Ganymede.

CheskiChips
09-03-08, 06:27 PM
just wait till they learn they somehow need us. like Ganymede.

By the way do you know about the Palestinian economic system?

They're the only gunpowder_standard in the world, they would have backed it in paper but they couldn't afford the ink.

Buffalo Roam
09-03-08, 06:52 PM
just wait till they learn they somehow need us. like Ganymede.


They really started crying when everybody cut off the aid a year or two ago, they couldn't even pay the government salaries.

Vkothii
09-03-08, 07:16 PM
When will Palestinian families be able to petition the US Supreme Court or an Israeli court for compensation, for family members killed by Israeli rocket attacks, destruction of property, or any other legitimate charges, like the charge levelled at the PA as above?
Would that be "never, ever"?
How many hundreds of millions of $US, are individual Arab lives or houses worth, where "justice" is concerned? Or is justice, measured in hundreds of millions in reparation, only available to Americans living in illegal settlements? Why does Israel even bother to mention international laws that Arabs are breaking, when it ignores them too?

In which case, Americans living illegally on Palestinian land who are killed, have all the justice on their side, Palestinians have "no cause for complaint"? They certainly have little opportunity to petition any court, that tells itself its job is to "deliver justice".

I would advise the PLO to counter-sue, for every illegally destroyed house (100 mil each), and for every civilian casualty of Israeli aggression (terrorism with another name), and targeted assassinations (say, 120 mill per civilian illegally killed). Demand justice from the same courts (who will no doubt collapse with laughter at the idea).

CheskiChips
09-04-08, 12:22 AM
When will Palestinian families be able to petition the US Supreme Court or an Israeli court for compensation, for family members killed by Israeli rocket attacks, destruction of property, or any other legitimate charges, like the charge levelled at the PA as above?
Would that be "never, ever"?
How many hundreds of millions of $US, are individual Arab lives or houses worth, where "justice" is concerned? Or is justice, measured in hundreds of millions in reparation, only available to Americans living in illegal settlements? Why does Israel even bother to mention international laws that Arabs are breaking, when it ignores them too?

In which case, Americans living illegally on Palestinian land who are killed, have all the justice on their side, Palestinians have "no cause for complaint"? They certainly have little opportunity to petition any court, that tells itself its job is to "deliver justice".

I would advise the PLO to counter-sue, for every illegally destroyed house (100 mil each), and for every civilian casualty of Israeli aggression (terrorism with another name), and targeted assassinations (say, 120 mill per civilian illegally killed). Demand justice from the same courts (who will no doubt collapse with laughter at the idea).

Hahaha; it's as if you have no idea of what's actually happening. Have you been there?

Buffalo Roam
09-04-08, 12:56 AM
When will Palestinian families be able to petition the US Supreme Court or an Israeli court for compensation, for family members killed by Israeli rocket attacks, destruction of property, or any other legitimate charges, like the charge levelled at the PA as above?
Would that be "never, ever"?
How many hundreds of millions of $US, are individual Arab lives or houses worth, where "justice" is concerned? Or is justice, measured in hundreds of millions in reparation, only available to Americans living in illegal settlements? Why does Israel even bother to mention international laws that Arabs are breaking, when it ignores them too?

In which case, Americans living illegally on Palestinian land who are killed, have all the justice on their side, Palestinians have "no cause for complaint"? They certainly have little opportunity to petition any court, that tells itself its job is to "deliver justice".

I would advise the PLO to counter-sue, for every illegally destroyed house (100 mil each), and for every civilian casualty of Israeli aggression (terrorism with another name), and targeted assassinations (say, 120 mill per civilian illegally killed). Demand justice from the same courts (who will no doubt collapse with laughter at the idea).

In 2007, the US provided $50 million for the U.S. Agency for International Developmentís West Bank and Gaza program, as well as $77 million directly to the Palestinian Authority

The $200 million in emergency Economic Support Funds for the Palestinians is composed of:

$60 million for economic revitalization post-disengagement, with all projects implemented by U.S.-selected contractors or private voluntary organizations (PVOs),
$90 million to develop the economic, social, political and security infrastructure for a future Palestinian State, again to be implemented by U.S.-selected contractors or PVOs, and
$50 million to fund the construction of high-tech terminals in Israel's security barrier designed to speed up the inspection of Palestinian people and cargo.

For FY2008, the administration sought $63.5 million for USAIDís West Bank and
Gaza program and $10 million in Child Survival and Health funds. H.R. 2764, the House
version of the FY2008 Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
Appropriations bill (passed by the House on June 22, 2007), contains the $63.5 million
for the West Bank and Gaza program while the Senate version (passed by the Senate on
September 6, 2007) provides $75 million.

chuuush
09-05-08, 01:20 AM
They really started crying when everybody cut off the aid a year or two ago, they couldn't even pay the government salaries.

You seem to ignore the fact that the Israeli economy is also largely dependent on the annual US aids (financial and military as well as technological aids). The figure I once heard from a news source was 10 bn. bucks.