The Israeli Central Court in the city of Lod issued a decision banning the screening of “Jenin, Jenin”, confiscating all copies of the film in Israel, and obliging the director of the film, Muhammad Bakri, to pay compensation to the plaintiff.
In addition to the compensation amounting to 175 thousand shekels for the plaintiff, the court ordered Muhammad Bakri to pay the legal case expenses of 50 thousand shekels as well.
The court ruled in the verdict of the defamation case, which was filed against Bakri on Monday evening, that “it is forbidden to display and distribute the film Jenin Jenin in Israel,” according to which an order was issued to “confiscate all copies of the film in Israel.”
In the verdict, the judge said, “Bakri cannot take cover under the protection measures stipulated in the Prohibition of Defamation Law, if it is found that there is no truth in the matters that were published in the film, and there is no goodwill in presenting them, and no steps have been taken, not even Reasonable steps to prove the alleged claim made in this publication. ”
A defamation lawsuit against the film was previously dismissed by five soldiers, although the verdict indicated that the film contained “defamation,” because the five soldiers “do not appear in the film.”
For his part, the person who submitted this lawsuit, which was filed in 2016, stated that “he appears in the film, and his reputation was tarnished by his appearance, during his participation in the military operation in Jenin camp in 2001.”