Getting off scot-free: ‘Ata Sabah’s story

Getting off scot-free: ‘Ata Sabah’s story

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March 2017

In May 2013 soldiers fired at ‘Ata Sabah, 12, near his school. He was left paralyzed from the waist down. His family has had to pay for nearly all his medical care because Israel has managed to craft a legal reality in which it is virtually impossible for Palestinians harmed by Israeli security forces to get compensation. This reality, along with immunity from criminal charges enjoyed by government and military officials allows Israel to operate in the occupied territories with no accountability.