Israeli judge ordered Palestinian Authority to pay for deadly attack

Vastavam web: An Israeli judge has ordered the Palestinian Authority and perpetrators of a deadly 2001 attack to pay 18 million in damages to relatives of those killed, the court said today.The Jerusalem District Court named imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti as one of the seven liable to compensate relatives for their role in the shooting that killed three family members.The attack, which took place on a West Bank highway on August 25, 2001, claimed the lives of Yaniv and Sharon Ben Shalom, a couple, and Sharon’s brother Doron Sviri.
The families had sued the PA and as well as the perpetrators, among them Barghouti.Justice Drori found the PA liable as it had encouraged the attacks and effectively was an accessory by supplying the guns to the security forces that were ultimately used and by funding the perpetrators.