Istanbul Victims Qualify for Special Compensation Under Terror Acts Law

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israel has officially recognized the Islamic State bombing& in Istanbul last month as a “hostile enemy act,” enabling victims to claim compensation as victims of terror under Israeli law.

The announcement came on Tuesday following an investigation conducted jointly with Turkish authorities that determined that the bombing targeted Israelis, and that they did not just happen to be among the casualties, thereby qualifying the victims for special benefits under Israeli law.

Three Israeli citizens and an Iranian tourist were killed, and scores more injured in the attack.

Investigators concluded, based on available evidence and interviews with relevant officials, that the attack did appear to have been aimed at Israelis specifically.&

Senior deputy legal adviser to the security services, Attorney Yedidya Oron, issued the official recognition that it was a hostile enemy act.