Cellcom, others sued over cell sites

Cellcom said the plaintiffs estimate compensation claimed from the defendants at NIS 1 billion if the lawsuit is certified as a class action.

Cellcom Israel Ltd. said Tuesday it has been served with purported class action lawsuit filed against the company and two other cellular operators by plaintiffs who claim to be residing next to cell sites that they say were built in violation of the law. The plaintiffs allege in the filing with the District Court of Tel Aviv that the defendants have created environmental hazards by unlawfully building cell sites are demanding compensation for damages, as well as the demolition of existing unlawfully built cell sites and that they refrain from unlawfully building new cell sites. Cellcom said the plaintiffs estimate compensation claimed from the defendants at NIS 1 billion if the lawsuit is certified as a class action. Cellcom said it was unable to assess the lawsuit's chances of success at this stage.