Court seizes Arafat property in East Jerusalem as collateral in suit against PA

An Israeli court seizes an East Jerusalem property partly owned by late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, holding it as collateral against a civil suit for damages against the Palestinian Authority.

A copy of the ruling by the Jerusalem district court made available to AFP names “the estate of the late Yasser Arafat” as respondent.

“A temporary lien is granted on property owned by the respondent,” said the judgement handed down yesterday.

Israeli NGO Shurat Hadin requested the lien so the Arafat asset in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem could serve as collateral for a pending civil claim for damages against the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and the Arafat estate, by eight families of victims of Palestinian attacks.

— AFP

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