Terrorist´s Family Sues State, Receives Pension (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 06/01/12)
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The family of a terrorist whose actions were caught on camera has won
a lawsuit against the State of Israel and will receive a pension from
Mohammed Khatib, a resident of Kafr Manda, an Israeli-Arab town in
the Lower Galilee, was filmed by security cameras as he snatched a
security guard´s gun in the Old City of Jerusalem in August of 2007.
He was filmed grabbing the weapon and firing on the guards before
being shot to death. He managed to shoot three bullets and wound one
of the guards in the shoulder before being killed.
According to the National Insurance Act, a person who commits a crime
of a nationalistic nature is not eligible for a pension. However,
Channel 10 News reported on Thursday, Khatib’s family filed a lawsuit
and was able to convince the court that Khatib’s actions only looked
like a terror attack.
“The behavior of the plaintiff, as recorded by the camera, does not
support the conclusion that the incident was nationalistically
motivated, because the plaintiff opened fire after the guard went
after him and almost caught up with him,” wrote Judge Maha Samir
Ammar, according to Channel 10.
According to the report, the family also sought to start criminal
proceedings against the security guard who shot Khatib, but the
Jerusalem Magistrates Court ruled that the guards acted in self
The police responded to the ruling by saying that there is no doubt
that the terrorist acted for nationalistic reasons. The lawyer who
represented Khatib’s family rejected the police’s claims and told
Channel 10, “Unfortunately, the police are misleading the public
about an unfortunate incident that began in an incomprehensible
way.”(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 06/01/12)
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