In a potentially dramatic ruling, the Jerusalem District Court decides that the Palestinian Authority bears responsibility for 17 terror attacks carried out during the Second Intifada early last decade.

The ruling could mean that families who saw loved ones lost or wounded in the attacks could sue the PA for civil damages in Israeli courts.

Initial media reports of the ruling, given a short time ago, suggest the families whose suits were considered by the district court are asking for as much as a billion shekels ($280 million) in damages.

Read more at Times of Israel.