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Santiago, Chile - Lawsuit Filed In Chile Against Israeli Justices For Wall

Published on: November 30, 2016 08:15 PM
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FILE - A Palestinian protester holds a Hamas flag in front of a section of the Israeli barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem, during an anti-Israel protest, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad   FILE - A Palestinian protester holds a Hamas flag in front of a section of the Israeli barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem, during an anti-Israel protest, November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad  

Santiago, Chile - A lawsuit has been filed in Chile against three current or former Israeli Supreme Court justices for endorsing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier and the seizing of goods from Palestinians.

Chile’s Palestinian Federation filed the war crimes suit Monday against Uzi Vogelman, Neal Hendel and retired justice Asher Grunis, who was president of the court in 2012-15.

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The group argues that Chilean law’s universality principle allows for suits involving crimes against humanity committed in other countries.

Israel began building the separation barrier in 2002 in response to a wave of suicide bombings that killed hundreds.

Israel says the barrier is needed to keep out Palestinian attackers. Palestinians say the structure is an illegal land grab because it frequently juts into the occupied West Bank.



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