Cases against the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) totaling $900 million have been dismissed by a US court in New York.
Relatives of Jews who were killed in West Bank attacks have filed a lawsuit to receive compensation from the PA.
PA and PLO cases accusing them of supporting terrorism were dismissed by a court ruling, according to a statement from the Palestinian Finance Ministry.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Justice, “the court verdict was issued despite repeated attempts by the plaintiffs and right-wing organizations to file lawsuits against Palestine for financial compensations worth millions of dollars.”
According to the statement, a recent decision by Congress to put the PA and PLO under the jurisdiction of US law was deemed “unconstitutional” by a US court, according to reports.
Another case against the PA, also worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was dismissed by a Manhattan court just last week.
Jewish groups and families have taken the PA and PLO to court several times since 2002, claiming that Palestinians in the occupied West Bank have murdered members of their families.
All Jewish settlements in occupied territories, including the West Bank and East Jerusalem, are illegal under international law.