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Adalah; Ruling: Israel cannot exempt itself from compensating Palestinians harmed by military,





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This article by Adalah in the Electronic Intifada journal reports the 12 December 2006 Supreme Court decision according to which the State of Israel cannot exempt itself from paying compensation to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza who have been harmed by the Israeli military. The decision invalidates a provision of the 2005 amendment to the Civil Wrongs Law, which released the State from all liability for compensation for any damages caused to Palestinians in areas designated as “conflict zones” by the Ministry of Defense.

The article summarizes the petition submitted by Adalah and other human rights organizations that led to the Supreme Court ruling.

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