'Israel compensates Palestinians killed by Hamas'

Channel 10: State pays NIS 1.07m. to families of 2 Palestinian workers killed in 2005 from Kassam rocket fired at Gush Katif.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 10, 2013 10:15
Palestinian greenhouse worker in Jenin [file].

Palestinian greenhouse worker 370. (photo credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

 
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Israel compensated families of two Palestinian workers killed by a Kassam rocket fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Channel 10 reported on Sunday evening.

The two were greenhouse workers in Ganei Tal, a former Israeli settlement in the Gush Katif settlement bloc in the south of the Gaza Strip.

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After the Labor Court rejected the families' compensation lawsuit, they turned to a Defense Ministry committee that gives compensations in unusual cases that ruled in their favor.

As a result, the State of Israel paid the two families NIS 1 million and 70 thousand, according to Channel 10.

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