Skip to comments.Israel pays compensation to families of 2 Palestinians killed by Hamas
Posted on 06/09/2013 8:51:13 PM PDT by haffast
In an unprecedented award, the Israeli government transferred more than two million shekels last week in compensation payments to the families of two Palestinian residents of the Gaza Strip who were killed in 2005 by rockets fired by Hamas terrorists.
Each family received NIS 1,070,000 ($295,000) in compensation for the deaths.
According to a Channel 10 report on Sunday, the two Palestinians were employed in a greenhouse at the Gaza settlement of Ganei Tal. They were killed when a Hamas-fired rocket exploded at the site, the TV report said.
As far as The Times of Israel could ascertain on Sunday night, the attack in question took place on June 8, 2005, when two Kassam rockets were fired at the Ganei Tal greenhouse packing plant. The two Palestinians were killed, as was a Chinese worker. Five other workers were injured.
After the two workers deaths, their families sued the state of Israel for compensation. The Labor Court initially denied the compensation claim, but the families appealed to a special Ministry of Defense compensation committee.
The committee determined that the Palestinians were legally employed in Israeli-controlled territory, and consequently awarded the compensation in what is believed to be the first such verdict and payment of its kind.
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The sky is green, and grass is blue.
(And there's gotta be more to this story too.)
What is this, basically a life insurance payment?
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