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21.10.2007

Under a settlement signed by the State and a Palestinian plaintiff who was represented by HaMoked, the State of Israel will pay 46,000 NIS in damages to the plaintiff: The plaintiff was brutally beaten by a settler, who also caused damage to the victim’s private car, while a soldier “guarding” nearby ignored his cry for help

In March 200l, the plaintiff returned to his home in Hebron from Beit Sahur, where he works. He decided to stop and visit a plot of land belonging to his family on his way. The plot is located near the settlement of Mezad. He parked the car on the side of the road and went to his plot. A few minutes later he heard some noise and when he walked back in the direction of his car, he saw three young Jewish men kicking and beating the car. Fearing for his life, he turned to a soldier who was standing in a guard post nearby and asked him to make the attack on the car stop. The soldier did nothing. The young men started approaching the plaintiff. One of them, Tzion Dadovich, punched him in his face, pulled his glasses off and continued to punch and kick him in various parts of his body, especially in his ribs and back. As a result of the beating, two of the plaintiff’s ribs were broken.

The attacker, Tzion Dadovich, was criminally charged. He was convicted on January 16, 2003 and sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment, four of which as a suspended sentence and the remaining four to be carried out in community service. He was also ordered to pay NIS 1,500 in damages. His appeal to the District Court was rejected.
 
On April 2004, the plaintiff, through HaMoked, filed a tort claim against the convicted attacker and the State of Israel. In the absence of a defense, the Court ordered compensation be paid to the sum of 75,000 NIS. It was agreed that the State of Israel would pay 40,000 NIS of the sum for to its imputed liability as well as legal fees at the rate of 15%.

It should be noted that the rest of the sum is to be paid by Dadovich, who has yet to respond to HaMoked’s demands and has also avoided paying the fine ordered by the Court in the criminal proceedings (1,500 NIS).

To view the claim from 21 July 2004 (Hebrew)

To view the judgment in absence of a defense from 23 February 2006 (Hebrew)

To view the settlement from 12 June 2007 (Hebrew)
mail@hamoked.org.il (02) 627 1698   (02) 627 6317

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