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Netherlands: Court considers civil lawsuit request against Netanyahu's challenger Gantz

Netherlands, The Hague
September 17, 2019 at 15:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Gaza-born Ismail Ziada, who lost six relatives in a 2014 Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, is seeking compensation from former chief of staff of Israeli military and now main opponent of the President Benjamin Netanyahu in the general elections, Benny Gantz, in The Hague, on Tuesday.

"I was shot at a very close range with a rubber coated metal bullet in the head. I witnessed another boy being shot in the head next to me, dying on the spot," said Ziada about his encounters with Israeli army.

Benny Gantz's lawyer Thom Dieben argued that the 2014 "Operation Protective Edge" was to protect Israeli people from "the rocket attacks [that were coming] from the Gaza Strip in the direction of Israel."

For the death of his mother, three brothers, sister-in-law and 12-year old nephew Ziada is allegedly seeking €536,600 ($592,200) compensation.

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Gaza-born Ismail Ziada, who lost six relatives in a 2014 Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip, is seeking compensation from former chief of staff of Israeli military and now main opponent of the President Benjamin Netanyahu in the general elections, Benny Gantz, in The Hague, on Tuesday.

"I was shot at a very close range with a rubber coated metal bullet in the head. I witnessed another boy being shot in the head next to me, dying on the spot," said Ziada about his encounters with Israeli army.

Benny Gantz's lawyer Thom Dieben argued that the 2014 "Operation Protective Edge" was to protect Israeli people from "the rocket attacks [that were coming] from the Gaza Strip in the direction of Israel."

For the death of his mother, three brothers, sister-in-law and 12-year old nephew Ziada is allegedly seeking €536,600 ($592,200) compensation.

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