Class action lawsuit filed against Israel Railways over Dimona train crash

March 23, 2016 05:27


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


On Tuesday, a class action lawsuit was filed against Israel Railways in the name of Dimona-area residents who claim they have suffered emotional injury as a result of a March 14 train crash that caused 6.5 tons of bromine to spill.

The lawsuit, filed by the NGO Citizens for the Environment in the name of the residents of Dimona and the surrounding area, demands that the train company pay NIS 1,500 per resident, which amounts to NIS 20 million.

Lead plaintiff Abigail Biton, represented by lawyers Amir Yisraeli and Jamila Hardal Wakim from Citizens for the Environment’s legal team, claims in the suit that the crash caused emotional damage through anxiety and fear to all people in the area. Furthermore, she says that residents are still worried about another crash.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
October 20, 2018
U.S. considers new option to send warships through the Taiwan Strait