EUObserver: EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – A man with dual French and Israeli nationality is mounting a legal challenge to make the EU pay to fortify his home in Israel against rocket attack.
Eyal Katorza from the town of Sderot near Gaza has lost his job and in the past two years seen his mother’s shop close down because of mortars and Qassam rockets, which hit the area on average three or four times a day despite official ceasefires.
The latest rocket landed near the Kibbutz Alumim on Sunday morning (9 August).
In an eight page draft legal petition obtained by EUobserver, Mr Katorza’s lawyers say the EU is obliged to protect its citizens abroad under articles 3.5 and 20 of the EU treaty.
The petition calls for EU «reparations for lost job income, reparations for physical and psychological damages, reparations for property damages [and] monies for reinforced buildings against missiles or any other military projectiles.»
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