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  10/16/2011, Tishrei 18, 5772

Parents File Damages Suit to Prevent Terrorist Release


In an alternative approach to at least postponing the deal to release over 1,000 terrorists for Gilad Shalit, the Carmon and Tsur families of Haifa, who lost two of their children – Tal Carmon, 18, and Assaf Tsur, 17 -  in the Bus 37 terror attack in Haifa in 2003, on Sunday morning filed a NIS 2.25 million damages lawsuit against the planners of the attack. With the suit, they also filed a petition to prevent the terrorists from leaving Israel and entering Egypt or Gaza, because they could not be expected to return to respond to the lawsuit, and the plaintiffs would not have the opportunity to collect damages if the court found in their favor.

The lawsuit and petition say that the terrorists were being released only because they were part of the deal to release Shalit, but that the release would damage their rights under Israeli law. “If an order preventing these defendants from leaving Israel is not given, the rights of the plaintiffs will have been stolen, and justice will not be served.”