This page is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) – The Jerusalem District Court issued on Tuesday a tentative lien for a plot of land in Jerusalem belonging to former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

The court gave the order at the behest of terrorism victims who filed a civil-damages lawsuit against the Palestinian Authority and Arafat’s estate.

The plaintiffs, consisting of eight families of terror victims, are represented by attorneys Moshe Segal and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, president of Shurat HaDin-The Israel Law Center. They said that if they win the lawsuit, it will be hard to get the restitution from the property, and therefore also requested to issue the lien on the estate so they can gather their damages.

Alien is a right to have possession of property belonging to another party until a debt owed by that party is paid off.