Palestinians to file lawsuits over Gaza war

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Some 1,500 notices of future civil lawsuits against the Israel Defense Forces over damages caused during the Gaza war have been filed in Israel.

The claims by Palestinians in Gaza come to tens of millions of dollars and deal with property and physical damage, as well as loss of earning capacity, Ynet reported Wednesday.

The Israeli and overseas lawyers filing the notices say they will file the lawsuits in Israeli courts.

Israel paid compensation to Palestinians in the West Bank in the wake of the first and second intifadas. 

Israel could argue that it is no longer responsible for Gaza in light of the disengagement in 2005 and therefore should not have to pay compensation, a legal source told Ynet.
 

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