Court okays further hearing on Lebanese terrorist's lawsuit

January 2, 2012 12:43
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The Supreme Court accepted a request by the state on Monday for an additional appeal hearing over Lebanese terrorist Mustafa Dirani's NIS 6 million damages suit against Israel.

Deputy Supreme Court President Eliezer Rivlin ruled that an expanded panel of justices will review the question of whether Dirani should be allowed to proceed with his lawsuit against the state, filed in the Tel Aviv District Court in 2000.

The decision comes after a majority Supreme Court ruling in July dismissed the state's appeal against a 2005 Tel Aviv District Court ruling, which said Dirani could sue Israel.

Dirani, who currently resides in Lebanon, claims that while in administrative detention in Israel, interrogators had raped him, sodomized him with a club, kept him naked for weeks and humiliated him in an effort to extract information about missing soldier Ron Arad’s whereabouts.

The state argued that the Supreme Court should dismiss Dirani's lawsuit in accordance with Anglo-American law, which prohibits enemies of the state residing in hostile countries from suing the state.

The state will now have a second chance to present its arguments against Dirani's lawsuit before a expanded panel, likely of five Supreme Court justices.

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