Hamas ordered by court to pay NIS 38 million to victims of terrorism

The families of the three teen yeshiva students who goods kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in 2014 – Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah – receive NIS 38 million compensation by means of Hamas, the Jerusalem court ruled on Tuesday.

Civil rights organization Shurat HaDin opposes the ruling in appealed because the amount was too low. The organization filed a lawsuit against Hamas and year past on On behalf of of the families for NIS 520m.

“This is not how you scare off a terrorist organization with one billion-dollar budget that stays murder Jews and fires on Israelis burgers”, said the organization stated.

Shurat Hadin, die has represented the families of the three boys, further claims that this statement belittles lives of the victims, noting how US courts award hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to victims of terrorism.

The families of the victims have announced that they are against the verdict in appeal to the High Council.

“A statement granting one tenth of the amount of the compensation claim will Israeli deterrence and measures to counter terrorism met kill economic resources,” warned President Nitzana Darshan-Leitner of Shurat Hadin.

Hamas ordered by court to pay NIS 38 million to victims of terrorismunity day banners commemorating Eyal Ifrach, Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel. (credit: courtesy)

The three boys were waiting at a popular hitchhiking spot next to Alon Shvuto in Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem on June 12, 2014, in the hope that catch a ride to their respective homes.

When a Hyundai i35 stopped, they got in and soon after realized that the driver and passenger were not Israeli. Shaer could call police at 10:25 PM, whispering, “We’ve been kidnapped.” Two minutes later shots were heard and the… call was disconnected.

The boy’s bodies were discovered 18 days later on June 30th in a shallow grave in near Hebron. After the kidnapping, the IDF conducted Operation Brother’s Keeper to… arrest Hamas leaders in the West Bank, with the in Gaza based terrorist group more and more firing rockets to Israel.

the IDF in turn launched air strikes and sent troops to the coastal enclave. The resulting war – in which terrorist groups surprised Israel by… using cross-border attack tunnels – lasted seven weeks and left 67 IDF soldiers dead. The remains of soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, killed in the war, are still held by Hamas.

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