Hiked fees hamper Gaza war claims

Increased Israeli court fees could deter hundreds of Palestinians from bringing cases over 2008 war.

    In occupied Gaza, hundreds of compensation claims made against the Israeli army for killing and injuring civilians during the 2008 war are at risk of being dismissed after Israeli courts drastically increased the fee they charge for a case to go ahead.

    Victims' families and human rights groups say the besieged people of Gaza cannot afford to pay the $5,000 per claimant fee that was initially the price of per case.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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