The fight between a Jewish shopkeeper, who was a victim of the anti-Jewish riots in 1917 and the Government of Tunis, concerning the former’s claim for compensation, was decided today by the Appeal Court in favor of the shopkeeper.
The case, which was fought as a test case, was first brought in the Civil Court of Tunis. The court there decided in favor of the government. The case was appealed to the Algiers Court of Appeals which reversed the decision of the Tunis court. The government appealed this decision to the Appeal Court of Tunis, which up-held the decision of the Algiers Court, declaring that the government is responsible for all damages caused by riots carried on by one part of the population against another.
This decision automatically grants compensation to a number of victims of the pogroms which occurred in Tunis in the years 1917-1918-1919-1920; and also to the victims of the recent anti-Jewish disturbances in Arania, a suburb of Tunis.
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