Israel Railways to compensate woman forced to change car

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The Jerusalem Magistrates Court has accepted a settlement in which Israel Railways and Danel, which provides the guards for the trains, will spend NIS 16,000 payment to Maya Melitz. She was sitting down in a motor vehicle on her way to operate in 2018 and was told by the stability guard, in contravention of the law, to adjust vehicles soon after a congregation of adult males commenced their morning (Shacharit) prayers.

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Both of those parties agreed that, “without the need of admitting the allegations of the sides,” Melitz would get the payment, and all Israel Railways staff members and service companies will receive specific instructions that they have no suitable in legislation to instruct passengers to alter their seats, even if prayers are getting area in a carriage.

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Melitz stated, “I am joyful and happy to protest towards the exclusion of women. I hope that from nowadays, going forward, all women can sit in any position that they want without any fears.”

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Adv. Miri Nachias of the Israel Spiritual Action Centre (IRAC) of the Reform Movement and Israel Women’s Network (IWN) authorized division director Adv. Gali Zinger represented Melitz and said, “This crucial and significant ruling that was handed down today is a further step in the uncompromising campaign by IRAC and IWN from the exclusion of women.”

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They added, “The ruling establishes what ought to be distinct in our modern society, that railway workforce may possibly not instruct or even ask females to shift since their presence bothers some person, even when male travellers choose to pray in the carriage. It is unpleasant that we are however forced to combat above this in the courts, and we are delighted that the court docket has manufactured apparent what a railway guard need to recognize for himself. The existence of ladies does not ‘harm modesty.’ Our existence is element of the community room, and we shall not be moved.”

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Released by Globes, Israel enterprise news – en.globes.co.il – on June 13, 2022.

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