Israel limits lawsuits by Palestinians

Israel limits lawsuits by Palestinians

[JURIST] The Israeli Knesset [official website] voted 54-15 on Wednesday to limit liability for lawsuits brought against the government by Palestinians claiming compensation for damages caused by the Israel Defense Forces. The so-called "Intifada Law" allows only two instances [JURIST report] where a suit may be brought: if an IDF soldier was convicted of a traffic offense, or if a Palestinian suffers physical harm while being detained by the military. Another law passed on Wednesday, by a 59-12 vote, limits Israeli citizenship for Palestinians to those married to Israeli citizens, and requires men to be at least 35 and women to be at least 25 to be eligible. Haaretz has more.