Injured terrorist sues victim, court rejects suit
Updated: Jan 31
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Sunday, January 29, 2023, 14:39 The Jerusalem Magistrates Court rejected out of hand a civil suit filed by a terrorist who was injured when one of his victims lost control of his car under a barrage of rocks in a brutal mob attack near Lions' Gate on Jerusalem Day during Operation Guardian of the Walls in May 2021. For the sentencing of two of the terrorists in the case, please click here.
The attack near Lions' Gate; Video credit: Israel Police
On the morning of Jerusalem Day 2021, three Jews drove toward the Western Wall in Jerusalem to pray. When the car neared Rockefeller Junction in the Old City, the car was trapped in a traffic jam. Rioting Arab terrorists surrounded the car, threw rocks at the car, shattered the windows, kicked the car, opened the car doors, and kicked the passengers. The driver attempted to escape by driving forward and backward, as the terrorists continued to throw rocks and one of them opened the driver's door. He lost control of the car, hit two rioters at the scene, drove over a cement wall on the curb, and was stuck there.
After the injured terrorist's suit was rejected out of hand, Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado filed a countersuit on behalf of the victims for 800,000 NIS in compensation. Among the evidence, Yado presented a video clip documenting the incident in which the terrorist is seen throwing rocks at the victims' car and then being hit by the car after the driver lost control. Last week, the video clip that Yado presented led to the arrest of the terrorist for his part in the brutal attack. The terrorist has been released to house arrest and is likely to be indicted soon.
Honenu Attorney Menashe Yado: "The terrorist found an original way to give himself up to the police. One can only hope that his falling into the hands of the law will increase deterrence. We support the office of the State Attorney in penalizing the terrorist to the full extent of the law."