Palestinian case against Sharon indefinitely put off by Belgian highest court
The Belgian Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from Palestinians on charges of war crimes against Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
The court launched legal action in June 2001, claiming that Sharon was responsible for the massacres in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Lebanon. The case was rejected, but was to be heard by the Court de Cassation Tuesday. “We received a letter from the (court) indicating that the case... has been put off sine die,” said Michael Verhaeghe, a lawyer for the Palestinians who brought the original case.
Sharon was defense minister when the massacre took place in September 1982, killing between 800 and 2,000 Palestinian refugees. The butchery coincided with an Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon. (Albawaba.com)
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