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Meet the Israeli Lawyer Who Fights ISIS Terrorism in Court

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Israel's supreme court in Jerusalem. Photo: wiki commons.

Newsweek – In 1995, while a law student at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner and fellow law students were incensed that Muhammad Abbas, one of the Palestinians who took part in the hijacking of the cruise ship¬†Achille Lauro in 1985, was to be allowed to return to Israel. The students decided to take their own case to the Israeli Supreme Court.

Unable to afford a lawyer, the group chose Darshan-Leitner to represent them and argue their case. “The reason they chose me was simple,” she explains. “Because I am a woman. If I lost, they figured the court would be nice and I would not be slapped with court fees.”

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